Soumaya Museum - Mexican Art Gallery and Museum
Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim, reputed to be one of the world's richest man (estimated net worth upwards of $53 billion), has unveiled a new home in Mexico City for his extensive art collection. The new Soumaya Museum is named in memory of his late wife.
A mix of sculpture and fine art, it holds the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside France. The collection also contains grand masters such as El Greco, Da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, Dali and Cezanne as well as Mexican greats Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. I looked for Frida Kahlo, but didn't find any examples, which is a shame as I like her stuff.
Entrance is free and Carlos Slim states that he 'wants to boost human development in Mexico.' Doors open to the public from the end of March 2011.
At the moment the website (http://www.soumaya.com.mx ) is only in Spanish, and is a bit clunky, but I would expect an improved and English version pretty soon.
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