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Museo Olga Costa Jose Chavez Morad

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Beautiful Garden and Small Home but Far Away from Most Popular Sites

Like a miniature version of Frida Kahlo's house. Well-preserved home on a beautiful lot with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
matthewrafat
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A Museum Gem up oh a hill

Located up a hill off Calle Pastita, this museum is worth the trek from the Centro. It is the home... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2019
kagotravel
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Pastita No. 158, Torre del Arco, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a miniature version of Frida Kahlo's house. Well-preserved home on a beautiful lot with a garden and one floor of artwork by the house's owners. Knick-knacks are also distributed throughout the small home. Admission fee is reasonable and Spanish-speaking guide available. Unfortunately, the home...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 February 2019

Located up a hill off Calle Pastita, this museum is worth the trek from the Centro. It is the home of two famous artists of Guanajuato, and houses their wonderfully curated personal collections, their own artwork, a beautiful little garden, and an exhibit of contemporary...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kagotravel
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Before you go, visit the Museo del Pueblo to see the murals by Morena. This museum is his and his wife's house. Very quiet, with a nice garden. Lots of artwork inside the house and also some fascinating pre-hispanic sculptures in the garden. The guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed 13 December 2018

It is obvious when visiting this place just how much love and care goes into the day to day of this museum. A beautiful garden, a lot of artwork both by Olga and Jose as well as others. A small place but packed with love...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The home of artists Olga Costa and Jose Chavez Morada has been converted to a museum showcasing their work as well as featuring different exhibits from other Mexican artists. One floor of their home is maintained as it was when they were living there and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TheresaCanada
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was one of the most well organized museums/houses we have been to. Every little attention to detail was great. The house is wonderful, and the artwork of the two is spectacular. Many of Chavez Morado's pieces are lithographs because the originals are in the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BethWallace
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Out-of-way but so worth the trip. Art collection from their travels plus their own work - Olga's is more approachable perhaps, his is political. A lot of his work is in other places in GTO so helpful to get some context.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mercer202
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Went to this museum on my last day based on the recommendation of a local. They were a husband/wife pair of artists with different styles. Their house is not in the center of town -you will need to take an inexpensive cab there. They were...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is the former house of two artists. The house is beautiful as is the setting. Their collection of curios is interesting. The separate studio of one of the homeowners is now a temporary exhibition space. I enjoyed the temporary exhibition when I visited....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 22 March 2012

As noted by others, the walk to the museum itself is part of the experience. Because the collection is small, you can focus on the individual works and really enjoy them rather than feeling overwhelmed or pressed for time. I particularly enjoyed the interesting modern...More

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Susan T
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