03 22 Modern Mexico City Travel Tour with Docomomo POSTED BY Drew Meyers COMMENTS Modern travel enthusiasts get ready for an adventure — Docomomo heads South of the Border this fall with a Modern tour of Mexico City. 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 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. Interested in an adventure? Get your tickets here. Related PostsA Modern Vision: Desert House No. 1 with Better Built Incdocomomo Seattle Tour 2016 – Cushman and Van Horne ResidencesModern Phoenix Week/DOCOMOMO National Symposium March 24-April 2, 2017Join SAF for Upcoming Lecture: Residential Architecture in Seattle and Environs, 1880-2000Support Modernism and Celebrate the Holidays with DoCoMoMo WEWA This entry was posted in Events and tagged Docomomo, mexico city, mid-century modern, modern architecture, modern travel, modern travel tours. Bookmark the permalink.