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Museo Regional de Guadalajara in Guadalajara (Mexico)

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City: Guadalajara (see more Museum in Guadalajara)
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Guadalajara Regional Museum is built in a XVIII century, which began around 1742 and ended 16 years later, and built in stone masonry. Its original use was the school-seminar of Saint Joseph. During the War of Independence was the headquarters of the insurgent troops and Spanish prison. In 1863 he occupied the ground floor with the State Library and to the second part of the nineteenth century shared the property with the Lyceum for Boys. Museum of Fine Arts opened on November 10, 1918. Its founder and first director was John Ixca Farias. Part of the National Institute of Anthropology and History since its inception in 1939. Opened to the public and regional museum in the year 1976. Juan Farias and Alvarez del Castillo was the first museologist Jalisco twentieth century. He was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, on March 16, 1873. He changed his name to Ixca, which means indigenous language potter. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later in Paris. Ixca trips Farias, both Chicago and were very important to Europe and left a great influence in his work as an artist, museologist and promoter of culture in the capital of Jalisco. On his return to Guadalajara served as art teacher and writer. In 1916 he began working as an inspector of monuments of art, turning to the task of concentrating on the former Hospice Cabañas, objects and paintings that kept the state as a result of the enactment of the Reform Laws and the disappearance of institutions like Galleries of the State, the Lyceum for Boys and Industrial Museum. To complete this collection, traveled to Mexico City and with the help of Dr. Atl selected 105 paintings that were part of the collections of the Academy of San Carlos. With those precious works of art, founded on 1 November 1918, by order of General Manuel M. Dieguez, the Museum of Fine Arts and Ethnology where it is now the Regional Museum of Guadalajara and was its director until his death in 1948. At the foundation of the Museum was accompanied by Jorge Enciso and Severo Diaz Galindo assisted by Jose Maria Arreola, Luis Rivera, Othon de Aguinaga and Carmen Arce.
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