Located in Xochimilco, south of Mexico City, the Dolores Olmedo Museum occupies the construction that was formerly known as Hacienda La Noria, whose construction dates from the late sixteenth century.
Donating his art collections to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño (1908-2002) managed to integrate a unique set, placing his artistic works in the former hacienda La Noria, built in the 17th century and surrounded by splendid gardens, where species Of Mexican trees and inhabit beautiful animals such as peacocks and xoloitzcuintles dogs, a canine breed of pre-hispanic origin.
Since the Museum opened to the public in September 1994, the value of greater significance is its artistic heritage, as the building houses the most important collections worldwide production of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo , as well as distinguished engravings of the artist Angelina Beloff emotional Companera de Rivera during his stay in Europe and the US Pablo O’Higgins, who was assistant in various works- Rivera.
It also exposed more than 900 archaeological pieces from various Mexican cultures, woodcarvings of saints casseroles and an amazing collection of folk art from different states of the Republic. Objects that were part of the decoration of the house when Mrs. Olmedo the exhibit also lived – mar-files, porcelains and paintings. And, in order that the public knows aspects of the life and work of Doña Lola, photographs, drawings, portraits, caricatures and documents that show their trajectory are presented.
The Museum carries out continuous temporary exhibitions of major national and international artists; Contemporary and consecrated who have found in Dolores Olmedo an unparalleled space as a showcase.
In addition, the site offers shows weekend (included in the ticket the visitor), workshops of plastic arts for various age groups, guided tours and lectures and conferences. It has a nice cafeteria and book store.