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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Diego Rivera House

 
 
Diego Rivera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
1. Diego Rivera House Marker
Inscription.
Casa Diego Rivera
Este inmueble corresponde al estilo neoclásico, de donde resulta una construcción de tres pisos o cuerpos. Su nombre se debe a que en esta casa nació y vivió algunos años de su niñez el artista Diego Rivera. Con este motivo, en homenaje al célebre pintor, en 1975 la casa fue habilitada como museo. En la planta baja se exhiben muebles del siglo XIX, en la segunda planta se custodia una colección de pinturas de Diego Rivera, distribuida en siete salas; por último en la tercera planta, existe un auditorio y una biblioteca de consulta. Con una posterior ampliación, el museo cada vez ofrece mayor cabida a las diversas expresiones del arte contemporáneo.

English:
Diego Rivera House
This building matches the neo-classic style and consists in three floors or bodies. It owes his name to the fact that in this house the artist Diego Rivera was born and lived there for some years during his childhood. By this reason and as a tribute to this famous painter the house was fit out as a museum in 1975. XIXth Century furniture is shown on the first floor while on the second floor a collection of Diego Rivera's paintings are exhibited, divided in seven halls. Finally, on the third floor there is a lecture hall and a public library for consultancies. With a later amplification,
Diego Rivera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
2. Diego Rivera House Marker
This additional, earlier marker is to the right of the entrance to the museum. It reads:
Diego Rivera.
pintor magnífico,
nació en esta casa
el 8 de diciembre
de 1886.

English translation:
Diego Rivera, the magnificient painter, was born in this house on December 8, 1886.
the museum offers increasingly greater opportunities for different contemporaneous art expressions.
 
Location. 21° 1.109′ N, 101° 15.332′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Positos, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Calle Positos, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enrique Ruelas Espinosa (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple and Plaza San Roque (about 120 meters away); House of Royal Assayer Sebastián Camacho (about 120 meters away); José Martí in Mexico (about 150 meters away); The Legislative Palace (about 150 meters away); The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Legislative Palace (about 180 meters away); The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationMan-Made Features
 
Diego Rivera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
3. Diego Rivera House Marker
Diego Rivera House Museum 19th century furniture mentioned in the text. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
4. Diego Rivera House Museum 19th century furniture mentioned in the text.
Diego Rivera House Museum interior fountain image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
5. Diego Rivera House Museum interior fountain
Diego Rivera House Museum mural image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
6. Diego Rivera House Museum mural
The museum does not allow photos of Rivera's works on display. This large mosaic mural on the 3rd floor shows Rivera at work on his workshop and museum known as Anahuacalli in Mexico City. It was constructed as part of a workshop on mosaics held from July to September, 2012 on the 55th anniversary of Rivera's death.
Diego Rivera House Marker unveiling image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
7. Diego Rivera House Marker unveiling
This photo on the 3rd floor of the House Museum shows the unveiling of the original marker, with Diego Rivera here holding a baby.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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