Explore some of Mexico’s greatest artistic and architectural treasures, from ancient temples to contemporary, cutting-edge masterpieces. In Mexico City, tour the Blue House, the lifelong home of Frida Kahlo, and the Dolores Olmedo Museum, which features Kahlo’s work. Visit colonial churches, the National Museum of Anthropology and its incomparable collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts, and the Jumex Museum’s collection of contemporary art, housed in a building designed by British architect David Chipperfield. In Oaxaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Mexico’s most beautiful colonial cities, meet woodcarvers, painters, ceramicists and weavers in their homes and studios. Experience ancient Mexico at two of its most resplendent architectural sites: Monte Albán, a Zapotec ceremonial center; and Mitla, a Mixtec palace complex.

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Trip Highlights

  • Tour UNESCO World Heritage site Teotihuacán, a pre-Hispanic city
  • Stay at the elegant Art Nouveau Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, capped by an enormous Tiffany glass dome
  • View Mexico City’s famous public murals, featuring work by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo (one of Tamayo’s frescoes adorns the Brown Fine Arts Center atrium at Smith)
  • Indulge in wine receptions in Oaxacan contemporary art galleries

Smith Faculty Speaker

Donald Joralemon, professor of anthropology, and Phoebe Porter, lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese

Trip Details

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Activity Level: Mild to moderate
  • Cost: $3,695 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $995 per person
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to International Seminar Design

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