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Mexico City: Zona Sur (South Zone)

Museums in Zona Sur

Museo de Artes Graficas Juan Pablos
Av. Rio Churubusco 428, Col. Del Carmen; 5659 1520
Mon-Fri 9-17; Sun 9-13

Permanent Exhibition: Printing press, tools and documents from the pre-Hispanic era of the present.

Museo Nacional de la Acuarela
Salvador Novo 88, Col. Coyoacon; 5554 1801; Fax: 5554 1784
Tue-Sun 11-18

Museo Diego Rivera / Anahuacalli
Calle del Museo 150, Col. San Pablo Teletlapa; 5617 4310; 5617 3797
Tue-Sun 10-18

Diego Rivera designed this museum to exhibit his collection of more than 2000 pre-Hispanic art pieces.

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil
Av. Revolucion 1608, Col. San Angel; 5550 6289; 5550 6260
Tue-Sun 10-18

Museum holds in safekeeping the collection started in 1938 by Doctor Carrillo Gil. It contains important works of Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Wolfgang Paalen and Gunther Gerzo.

Museo - Casa Leon Trotsky
Av. Rio Churubusco 410, Col. Del Carmen Coyoacan; 5554 0687
Tue-Sun 10-17

Leon Trotsky lived in this house during his exile in Mexico. The library, dining room, bedroom and the studio maintain the original furniture.

Museo de El Carmen
Av. Revolucion 4, Col. San Angel; 5616 2816; 5616 1177
Tue-Sun 10-17

Permanent exhibit: The silence of Carmelites, history of convent. Colonial Art, works by Cristobal de Villalpando and Juan Correa.

Museo - Casa del Risco
Plaza San Jacinto 15, Col. San Angel; 5616 2711; 5550 9286
Tue-Sun 10-17

Museo Dolores Olmedo
Av. Mexico 5843, Col. la Noria; 5555 1016; 5555 0891
Tue-Sun 10-18

Permanent collection: Works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Angelina Beloff.

Museo Frida Kahlo
Londres 247, Col. Coyoacan; 5554 5999; Fax: 5658 5778
Tue-Sun 10-18

The house, in which Frida Kahlo was born and in which she lived with Diego Rivera, exhibits both artists' works.

Museo Nal. de Culturas Populares
Hidalgo 289, Col. Coyoacan; 5554 8968; 5554 8257
Tue-Thu 10-18; Fri-Sun 10-20

This museum presents many manifestations of popular culture.

Universum - Museo de las Ciencias
Zona Cultural, Cuidad Universitaria; 5622 7287; 5622 7288
Mon-Fri 9-17; Sat-Sun 10-17

Interactive museum devoted to the diffusion of the sciences.

Museo Soumaya
Plaza Loreto, Col. San Angel; 5616 3731; 5550 6620
Mon-Sun 10:30-18:30; Wed 10:30-21; Tuesdays closed

Rodin in Mexico: Volumes of the man forms of the genius. One of the largest collections in the world of this renownedsculptur. Also Mexican Portrait of 18th and 19th centuries and New Spain Art.

Poliforum Siqueiros
Av. Insurgentes Sur, esq. Filadelfia, Col. Napoles; 5536 4520 to 24
Mon-Fri 10-19

Contemporary art and Siqueiros' masterpiece "The Path of Mankind" are displayed here.



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