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Dr. Atl art exhibit is a must see while in Mexico City

2012 January 30
by Jesus

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On Thursday, January 26, 2012, I went to see the Dr. Alt exhibit at the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in México City’s Tlatelolco hood, not too far from where I live. I went with some American friends that are now living in México City:  Jim Johnson, Nicholas Gillman and Brad Conrad.

I had heard about the Dr. Atl art exhibit while I was in Dallas and just had to go because not only had I admired Atl’s paintings but I also live in the neighborhood Dr. At lived in, Col. Santa Maria la Ribera, and too, I live on Dr. At street as well.

The is show was great, I loved seeing all the works in one place, in the Museo Colección Blaisten in the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco.  Andres Blaisten, art collector and connoisseur, and for whom the museum is named after, did a great job in the presentation of Dr. Atl’s works.

As reported in the LA Times:

Dr. At, … was a muralist, an educator and a civic activist who once helped save a colonial-era convent from demolition by moving in and living there. He published books, invented paints and signed his works “Dr. At,” an imaginary honorific using the Nahuatl-language word for water.

Born Gerardo Murillo in Guadalajara in 1875, Dr. At is one of the most accomplished and enigmatic figures from the golden period of modern art in Mexico.

I say, this is a must see exhibit of one of México’s utmost painters and a big part of Mexican history.  Exhibit runs through April 16, 2012.

click image below for a slide show exhibit of Dr. Atl

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Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco
Ave. Ricardo Flores Magón N. 1
across from the Plaza de las Tres Culturas – “Square of the Three Cultures”
Col. Nonoalco-Tlatelolco
Cost is only $20.00 pesos, like $1.50 USD
How to get there

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