October 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Mexico City - Hotel Camino Real Polanco (8 nights)
Tour Leaders: Louise Noelle Gras and Kathryn O'Rourke
Felix Candela Special Guide: Juan Ignacio del Cueto
Docomomo US welcome guests to join us for our second travel tour series: Modern Mexico City. This nine-day, eight-night trip will focus exclusively on Mexico City's modern architecture, art and design. Highlights of the tour include a special visit to the house and studio of Luis Barragán and the Barragán designed Gilardi House; many important sites by the Mexican architect Mario Pani including the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) campus (pictured above); and a special full day exploration of the works by Felix Candela including the breathtaking Los Manantiales restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important works by Diego Rivera including the murals at the Palacio Nacional and Carcamo de Rio Lerma, with an afternoon visit to the Anahuacali Museum. A full day tour to the archeological site Teotihuacan is planned.
Modern Mexico City will be led by Louise Noelle Gras, Professor and Researcher at the National University of Mexico and long-standing president of Docomomo Mexico. Joining Ms. Gras will be Kathryn O'Rourke, associate professor of art history at Trinity University and author of the recently published book Modern Architecture in Mexico City. Docomomo Mexico and Felix Candela expert, Juan Ignacio del Cueto, rounds out the tour leadership.
Guests will stay at the Camino Real Polanco - the legendary hotel designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1965.
45 AIA Continuing Education Credits will be available.
A Docomomo US Study Grant is available for this foreign travel tour. The Docomomo US Study Grants provide financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and commitment in the area or subject of exploration for which the particular study grants are being offered. Applications open at 12 pm EDT on April 13, 2017 and close on June 1, 2017 at 5 pm EDT. More information is available through this link.