July 19


The architect Carlos Obregon Santacilia under the cultural influence of the Mexican Renaissance, invited Diego Rivera to run on the walls of the then very prestigious Hotel del Prado, which would be one of the most significant works of the great Mexican muralist:Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda.

Prepared fresh, the plasma wall, in a dreamlike mix, key events and characters from the history of Mexico and the children and youth of the artist. The visual tour ranges from the colonial era, with the Inquisition present, to contemporary Mexico in the mid-twentieth century, when the author began heading to his work.  Originally, Rivera painted the mural at the Versailles restaurant. Two years after the artist’s death in 1959, it was decided to relocate in the lobby. It was necessary to cut the original wall of each end and out the back, detach and mount it on a metal structure for relaying. It should be noted that the entire operation was supervised by the daughter of muralist, architect Ruth Rivera.

The 1985 earthquake struck and severely damaged structures and then old hotel. It was necessary a new transfer of Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park. The National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and then called the Federal District Department joined efforts to rescue and place in what would be the Museo Mural Diego Rivera, a venue built specifically to give property is located on Avenida Juarez, almost opposite her original place.


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