Museo de Arte del Estado de Veracruz

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Museo de Arte del Estado de Veracruz , also known as MAEV for short , is an art museum in Orizaba , Mexico .


The MAEV is one of the most important museums in the state of Veracruz . It has an extensive collection of paintings, including 33 works by the well-known Mexican painter Diego Rivera and some lithographs by the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt .

However, the focus of the collection is on works by artists born in Veracruz (such as José Justo Montiel , Salvador Ferrando and Alberto Fuster ) as well as paintings with motifs from the state (such as landscapes, bridges and harbors).


The building on the corner of Avenida 4 Oriente and Calle Sur 23 was constructed in 1776. It initially served as an oratorio and was named San Felipe Neri . As a result of the anti-clerical reform war , the clergy had to leave the property in 1859. During the French intervention , it served as a hospital in the 1860s and then as a children's hospice until 1873 . It was converted into a women's prison by 1910 before being converted into a hospital again in 1938, this time under the direction of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social . Badly damaged in an earthquake in 1973 , the building was subsequently converted into a museum and has housed the MAEV since November 27, 1992.

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Commons : Veracruz State Art Museum  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 18 ° 51 '2.6 "  N , 97 ° 5' 35.9"  W.