Founded in 1994, this museum named in honor of Dolores Olmedo Patino—a philanthropist, collector and mistress to Diego Rivera--houses more than 130 original works by her former flame. Paintings by her rival, Frida Kahlo and Rivera’s first wife, Angelina Beloff, also line the halls of this unique museum, making it a must-see stop for contemporary Mexican art.
Private rooms, which include decorations from the Olemdo Patino’s home and artwork by Jose Juarez and Francisco Guevara, were recently opened to the public. After touring the galleries, visitors can settle in for a snack at one of the two restaurants on museum grounds and take in the beauty of manicured gardens that surround the five buildings that make up the estate.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. It is a short walk from Mexico City’s light rail on Avenue Mexico and also accessible from the La Noria metro stop.