Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – A new Frida Kahlo Museum is set to open in the in the Riviera Maya during the first quarter of 2017.
Secretary of the Frida Civil Association, Arturo Molina, says the new Frida Kahlo Museum Riviera Maya will require an investment of between 25 to 30 million peso and will be part of a cultural corridor in the state.
The museum will be located at the corner of Playa del Carmen’s popular Fifth Avenue and 8th Street in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It is the same location where the Frida Kahlo restaurant is located.
Arturo Molina explained that the museum will present original works by Frida Kahlo and very likely Diego Rivera. The new exhibition could also offer space for work by other artists which may even be for sale, but that everything will depend on the final agreements with all three levels of government, foundations and philanthropic groups, the same entities that are providing the funds for the museum.
She added that their market research showed the Riviera Maya to be one of the most culturally diverse points in the region with a large volume of tourists and people of all latitudes. The museum will cost between $10 and $13 to enter, however, local residents will receive a discounted price.
Next year marks the 110th anniversary of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.