A NEW ERA - Spring 2017 Perfect Wedding Magazine PWSpring2017 - Page 131

The beautiful, sprawling 16th century Spanish colonial hacienda in Xochimilco, and former home of businesswoman Dolores Olmedo, became a museum in 1994. Mrs. Olmedo’s intention was to publicly display her private art collection, mostly devoted to Mexican artists Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo, who are both regarded as being major influences on the art world. Tin fact, the world’s most important collec- tions of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently, adored by the legions of fans that flock to admire them. Mrs. Olmedo must have really admired her enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a unique Precolumbian breed. These hair- less canines were once raised for food by the ancient Aztecs. perfect wedding magazine.com 129