Gay Nagle Myers
Gay Nagle Myers

Blockbuster U.S. exhibits of the works of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are planned this year in Fort Lauderdale, New York and Phoenix. But for those looking for a more engaging experience, Mexican specialist Tia Stephanie Tours will take visitors to where the duo lived, worked and drew inspiration with its program, Diego and Frida in Mexico City, slated for Aug. 8 to 16.

“We want art enthusiasts to travel to Mexico City to see for themselves the works of these artists and to immerse themselves in the sites that influenced them,” said Stephanie Schneiderman, founder of the Michigan-based tour operator.

The tour includes the National Palace to view Rivera’s mural masterpieces, a visit to a mural museum in Teotihuacan as well as the Frida Kahlo Museum (known as the Blue House) and the Dolores Olmedo Museum, which houses the largest collections of the artists’ works.

The Frida Kahlo Museum.
The Frida Kahlo Museum.

Participants will stroll through through the Coyoacan neighborhood that Rivera and Kahlo frequented; take a “trajinera” boat ride through the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, often depicted in the artists’ works; and also take in the Chapultepec Castle, the Museum of Modern Art, several galleries and the Anahuacalli Museum, designed by Rivera to house his collection of Mesoamerican art and antiquities.

The final stop includes a visit to the artists’ studios.

The tour price of $2,685 per person, double, includes accommodations, daily breakfast and lunch, admission fees and a dinner featuring several of Kahlo’s and Rivera’s favorite dishes.

Booking deadline is July 15.

For details, visit www.tiastephanietours.com.

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