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The Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Palace of Fine Arts, in Mexico city was constructed in the early 1900s. President Porfirio Diaz wanted the building to commemorate Mexico’s independence from Spain. When a revolution broke out in 1910, construction of the Beaux-Arts palace designed by Italian architect Adamo Boari was halted. Construction was finally completed in 1934. The Palacio de Bellas Artes houses a theater, the Palace Museum, and the National Museum of Architecture.

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http://gomexico.about.com/od/sights/ss/df_walking_9.htm

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Museum

Building Style

Beaux-Arts

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Mexico -- Mexico City; Architecture -- Museum architecture;

Country Name

Mexico

City Name

Mexico City

Keywords

Palacio de Bellas Arts; Mexico City; Adamo Boari; museums; architecture, Beaux-Arts;

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