The man behind this museum was Dr. Alvar Carrillo Gil, an entrepreneur who started his art collection with a drawing by José Clemente Orozco titled "Chole" (1913-1915), which sparked a passion for art. He himself dabbled in painting for the last 20 years of his life. He had quite a keen eye—the museum's collection is one of the most important in Latin America, with works from such notable artists as José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Luis Nishizawa, and others. All in all, it's home to more than several thousand pieces of art. Part of that extensive collection, interestingly, includes noteworthy Japanese ukiyo-e prints that date from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. The museum also includes 27 new works, which can be seen in the exhibition aptly titled "New Arrivals." The museum is within walking distance from the Museo Studio Diego Rivera as well as the San Angel Inn.
Mexico City› Attraction
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG)
Our Rating Neighborhood Col. San Ángel Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm Transportation Metro: Nursery-Derechos Humanos Phone 55/5550-6260; 5550-3983 Prices M$40, free on Sun Web site Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG)
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