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Riviera Maya News is reporting that a new museum dedicated to the artist is set to open in Riviera Maya in Q1 of 2017. The new Frida Kahlo Museum Riviera Maya will be located in the center of the Riviera Maya on 5th Avenue and 8th Street, the same location as the Frida Kahlo restaurant, reports Riviera Maya News.
Guests of the museum can expect to pay $10 to $13 dollars for entry, explained Riviera Maya News. It is also reported that art by Diego Rivera will be shown at the museum.
If this museum is molded after the Mexico City museum, guests can expect to see a range of art and design. Currently, the capital city location is exhibiting a collection of the artist’s dresses. The wardrobe was found in 2004 and provides a striking visual image with a range of colors. The two locations will most likely not compete for visitors, considering the locations and uniqueness of the Mexico City location. Remember, Kahlo’s own Blue House plays host to the museum.
Other regions in Mexico are also looking ahead, including Puerto Vallarta. The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that from January to May 2016 the destination has had a hotel occupancy rate of 74.5 percent. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same time period in 2015 and 4.5 percent more than 2014. The Puerto Vallarta International Airport saw 11 percent more passenger arrivals than in 2015. In addition, 164,933 passengers visited the destination from a cruise ship from the Puerto Vallarta Cruise Port.