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The Museo Dolores Olmedo Pati?o is a museum located in the heart of southern Mexico. It was named after Dolores Olmedo Pati?o, a philanthropist, artist, and musician, who was also the founder of the famous museum. She was popular with her kind-hearted acts, especially to ordinary people who at that time were just starting to recover from the lost of World War II.

In 1962, Dolores Olmedo Pati?o bought a parcel of land in La Noria, Xochimilco in southern part of Mexico. In 1994, she initiated a construction of building and converted it to a museum which she named after herself. She donated all her collections to the museum including all the priceless pre-Hispanic figurines and sculptures. Famously known for her good relationship with famous couple artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the museum also contained 25 and 145 original masterpieces of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, respectively.

When Dolores Olmedo Pati?o died in 2002, she left funds for the operation of the museum which is now open to the public. The museum today exhibits major artworks of Russian-Mexican Angela Beloff. It also contains more than 6,000 historical artifacts from pre-hispanic periods which were all part of Dolores Olmedo Pati?o?s personal collection.

The new attraction of the museum is the opening of the ?private room? of the late Dolores Olmedo Pati?o which contained collections of priceless china and ivories. Visitors will also enjoy the garden of the museum which houses a number of domestic and ornament animals such as ducks, geese, and the striking Indian peafowls.
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