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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 76 ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Palacio Nacional

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

 

Located in Mexico City and home to the offices of the Federal Treasury, the State Archives, and a major library, the Palacio Nacional boasts a storied past: The building originally functioned as the early 16th-century palaces of the Aztec tlatoani, or supreme ruler. Later the palace became the personal home of Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés and his Spanish viceroys, and more recently, the office of the president. While not a traditional museum, the building may be best known as a site rich with art and history; dramatic mural paintings by Diego Rivera, depicting the ...

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