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The patron of the arts

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The private collection of the muse. The Dolores Olmedo Museum in Xochimilco is a window into a time of intense cultural and social movement in Mexico, the first half of the 20th century. Friend, benefactor, patron and muse of artists such as Diego Rivera, this extraordinary woman was a key character in Mexican intellectual and artistic circles throughout her life.

The Museum is located in the finca La Noria, the large hacienda that was her home and that she donated to the Mexican people as a museum. On entering, go for pleasant stroll through the gardens. The peacocks wander at will. Before entering the hacienda, you are greeted by a group of zoloitzcuintles, mythical and difficult to find Mexican dogs, an ancient breed that was a pet at the time of the Mexica.

Go up the stairs opposite the gardens and into the house. A collection of photos and personal belongings gives us hints of the life of this woman. Now continue to the side patio of the hacienda, where her extraordinary private collection is exhibited, with works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Angelina Beloff and Pablo O'Higgins, plus pieces of pre-Hispanic art and folk art. A truly unique space.

If you go at a weekend, find out about the scheduled shows.

Entry to museums with backpacks and large packages are not allowed, you have to leave them in bag deposit.

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Av. México #5843, Col. La Noria. 16030

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