Dolores Olmedo Museum

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Considered a world-class cultural and artistic center, this museum was founded by art collector and patroness Dolores Olmedo. It has the largest collection of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Guinea fowl, Xoloitzcuintle dogs, peacocks, ducks, and geese wander the gardens of this cultural space that in 1994 opened its doors to the public to share one of the most extensive collections of Diego’s and Frida’s works. It is here that you can see the portrait that Diego made of his mother when he was just ten years old and other significant paintings from throughout his life.

The museum has the world’s largest collection of Frida Kahlo’s paintings. Her most famous works: La columna rota (The Broken Column), Hospital Henry Ford (Henry Ford Hospital), Autorretrato con changuito (Self Portrait with Small Monkey), and more, are here.

The museum also curates work by Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s first wife. The collection is the world’s most varied, including watercolors, graphic artwork, and drawings. Lithographs by Pablo O’Higgins are also exhibited.

The museum’s galleries—which were originally part of an agricultural estate—also showcase more than 600 pre-Hispanic artworks and more than 750 pieces of folk art, encompassing pottery, papier-mâché, black clay, ceramics, blown glass, and more.

Be sure to make time to stroll through the gardens and admire the wide variety of plants and flowers, some endemic to Xochimilco. Every weekend, there are cultural activities for the whole family. Depending on the time of year, you can see an altar for the dead, the burning of Judas, and other seasonal celebrations.




Museo Dolores Olmedo, Avenida Mexico, La Noria, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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