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PALACE OF FINE ARTS (PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES)

Restoring the Cultural Legacy of the Palace of Fine Arts

PALACE OF FINE ARTS (PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES)
Mexico City, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

A stunning Art Nouveau masterpiece, originally designed by Adamo Boari and envisioned for the centenary celebrations of Mexico’s independence in 1910, the Palace of Fine Arts was completed by architects Alberto J. Pani and Federico Mariscal, who decorated its interiors with Art Deco motifs. Its inauguration was celebrated in 1934. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Palace of Fine Arts was listed on the 1998 Watch. Subsequently, WMF, through support from American Express, completed the restoration of one of the side cupolas flanking the main dome of the Palace in 2002. The main dome restoration was completed with assistance from WMF with support from the Robert W. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Of the many public buildings begun during the government of Porfirio Díaz, the Palace of Fine Arts is Mexico City’s grandest and most important performance space. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments Fund 2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Roberto Hernández Ramírez
October, 2013

At the 2013 Hadrian Gala, World Monuments Fund presented Roberto Hernández Ramírez with the twenty-sixth Hadrian Award for his commitment to the preservation of Mexico’s cultural heritage.