Onlya painter of Diego Rivera's historic vision and artistic sensibility could have thought to have built a museum like this. Diego Rivera collected perhaps the largest assembly of pre-Columbian artifacts -- almost 60,000 -- and 2,000 of them are displayed in this museum. It is a worth a trip to see the building itself--an astonishing four levels of volcanic stone built to resemble an ancient Aztec pyramid, surrounded by an eco park. Inside, there is a feeling of quiet mysticism. The objects are well explained and displayed, and there are frequent guided tours to highlight and interpret the relics. Your ticket will also admit you to the Frida Kahlo museum / Casa Azul, also in Coyoacan. While Rivera died before the museum was finished, the architect/artist Juan Gorman finished the museum and included a large space with some of Rivera's murals. Most interesting is the mural begun for Nelson Rockefeller's commission but decommissioned part way through for its pro-communist, anti-capitalist theme. One of the unfinished figures was to be Rockefeller drinking a glass of wine since he had prohibited Rivera from drinking while he was working on the mural and another figure was to be have been Rockefeller's wife painted as a prostitute. In addition to being immensely talented, Rivera was a bit of a rascal.
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