Netzahualcóyotl No. 4, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62000, México
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House - Museum : Cultural Center
In the shadow of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca the Casa de la Torre houses a unique collection of fine and decorative arts from all over the world. The visitor will enjoy a house-museum created in a portion of a massive adobe and stone XVI century Franciscan Monastery.
This collection was assembled by Robert Brady (1928-1986). Born in Iowa with a career in the fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler Arts Center of Temple University and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, he established residence in Venice, Italy for five years before settling in Cuernavaca, Mexico
During his entire creative life Brady traveled extensively adding to the collection. To be seen are works by Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Miguel Covarrubias, Maurice Prendergast, Marsden Hartley and Graham Sutherland.
With an unfailing artist's eye, Brady, a painter and designer, assembled this rich mosaic of contrasting styles and epochs. The wildly colorful rooms are exactly as Brady left them. Also the visitor will enjoy the sculptures set in the tropical vegetation of the surrounding gardens and patios.
This collection of more than 1,300 pieces also includes Mexican colonial furniture and statuary, prehispanic objects as well as art from Africa, the Americas, Oceania, India and the Far East displayed in the fourteen rooms open to the public.