Museo de Arte del Estado de Veracruz
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.
- Official website of the museum (Spanish; with many photos)
- Museo de arte del estado de Veracruz on the website of the State of Veracruz (Spanish)