Galería de Arte Mexicano

Art, Galleries San Miguel Chapultepec Free
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Galería de Arte Mexicano
Wally Sánchez

A few blocks from Metro Juanacatlán, this white house stands out as the first gallery in Mexico City, founded in 1935. It has showcased the work of some of the most iconic artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino, José Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, as well as the work of avant-garde artists including Stefan Brüggemann and Edgar Orlaineta.

According to Rafael Yturbe, responsible for the promotion of the gallery, Frida Kahlo created the painting The Two Fridas to be displayed in here. Nowadays the three exhibition halls are adapted to the work of each artist. Additional walls have been created, the color of the wall changed from white to black and they even used tea cans for lighting, according to the curator of the collection.

Not only does this gallery have interesting exhibits, such as the work of Flor Garduño recently presented, but it also stores hundreds of papers, photo albums and pictorial records dating from 1935, which are used for academic research or consultation.

The library conveys a warm atmosphere with several pictures of Inés Amor, the founder of the museum. You can browse the sales catalogue directly from the gallery.

By: Wally Sánchez

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Venue name: Galería de Arte Mexicano
Contact:
Address: Rafael Rebollar 43
San Miguel Chapultepec
Mexico City
11850
Cross street: Fagoaga
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Transport: Metro Juanacatlán. Metro Constituyentes.
Price: Free entry
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