Category Archives: Art

Patzcuaro, Uruapan and St. Clara de Cobre

For a weekend excursion by car from Mexico City, follow the toll road west from La Capital towards to Toluca and Morelia to the towns of Uruapan, Patzcuaro and the magical artisan community St. Clara de Cobre.   Lago de Patzcuaro is a volcanic lake and home to … Continue reading

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Diego Rivera’s Museum – Anahuacalli

Poet-musician-artist Patti Smith writes about a concert she played at Anahuacalli. Diego Rivera muses about his museum in Diego Rivera – My Art, My Life.  An autobiography with Gladys March, The Citadel Press, New York, 1960, pp. 250-253. In this excerpt, he describes … Continue reading

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Mexico City: Frida and Diego’s Houses

Frida and Diego’s Houses in Mexico City Casa Azul is a strangely moving museum — I really felt Frida’s presence, her spirit aura, ghost or something spectral.  Her white cotton embroidered dress with slight sweat stains around the neck hung on a … Continue reading

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