Photo by Adriana Almagro
The Antiguo Colegio De San Ildefonso
The former Colegio de San Ildefonso is a magnificent colonial structure set around several imposing, multistoried arcades with halls now decorated by some of Mexico’s most spectacular murals. Even better, it serves as one of the city’s most ambitious and engaging art museums, with an edgy, wide-ranging focus that never fails to surprise. Recent years’ exhibitions have featured avant-garde foreign artists like Vik Muniz and Ron Meuck; homegrown blockbusters like Javier Marín; Candida Höfer’s striking architectural photography and Marilyn Manson’s macabre visual works. Try to get a peek into the Colegio’s old auditorium, where one of Rivera’s first major commissions looks better than ever.
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