Modern Mexico City
October 8 - 16, 2022
Docomomo US Modern Mexico City is one in a series of exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. This nine-day, eight-night trip will focus exclusively on Mexico City’s modern architecture, art and design. Guests will stay at the Camino Real Polanco - the legendary hotel designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1965.
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); the Rivera-Kahlo house and studio designed by Juan O’Gorman; and a special full day exploration of the works by Felix Candela including the breathtaking Los Manantiales restaurant (bottom left). Guests will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important works by Diego Rivera including the murals at the Palacio Nacional (bottom right) and Carcamo de Rio Lerma, with an afternoon visit to the Anahuacalli Museum. A full day tour to the archeological site Teotihuacan is planned. This is unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public.
Modern Mexico City will be led by Louise Noelle Gras, professor and researcher at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Ms. Gras is the former editor of the magazine Arquitectura/México; contributor to numerous architectural journals and author of many books on Mario Pani, Ricardo Legorreta, Enrique del Moral, Luis Barragán, Arquitectos contemporáneos de México, and Guía de Arquitectura Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México.
View the Modern Mexico City brochure.