Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera
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Lonely Planet review
Diego Rivera's birthplace is now an excellent museum honoring the painter (the Marxist Rivera was persona non grata here for years); it's worth spending an hour or so at the museum – longer if you're a Rivera fan.
Rivera and a twin brother were born in the house in 1886 (his twin died at the age of two) and lived here until the family moved to Mexico City six years later. The museum's ground floor is the Rivera family home, with 19th-century antiques and fine furniture.
The 1st and 2nd floors feature a permanent collection of his original works and preliminary sketches (completed for some of his famous murals in Mexico City), plus there's a nude of Frida Kahlo. The newer renovated upper floors host temporary exhibitions of work by Mexican and international artists. An intimate theater upstairs has occasional films and features black and white photographs of Kahlo and Rivera.