Some of Mexico’s greatest fans and promoters come from outside of the country.
Robert Brady for example, was one of the most well known men of his time in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Mixing and mingling with celebrities of the past and well to do families, he was known on the social scene and will be remembered for his unique style, A-listed guest book and unbelievably breath taking collection of art.
Brady was an American born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1928 and was said to be a somewhat ‘self-centered loner.’ He stayed in Venice from 1953 to 1959 where his passion for art grew and his selection in styles expanded.
At the close of the 1950s, Brady moved to Mexico and fell in love with a beautiful old Mexican house abutting the Cathedral in Cuernavaca. He got to work right away at renovating this beautiful property, making every inch of it with distinct detail and rich in culture. They say his only thoughts were of having fun, although he did not always enjoy his own parties and as good as an artist he was himself, was never satisfied with his creations. Through Brady’s life he traveled the world collecting art from different cultures and different eras, often purchasing pieces from famous artists before their time.
His house is lined with vibrant colours, exquisite sculptures, beautiful gardens and flowing fountains.
This wealthy and well known individual with a style of his own, fell victim to liver cancer and passed away in 1986 at the age of 58.
With his remaining fortune his wishes were for his home to be preserved exactly the way it is so that the world could explore his one of a kind collection of art. The doors were open to the public in 1990 and his home will forever be remembered as “Casa de la Torre,” The Robert Brady Museum.
Loyalist College student and artist at heart, Lynne Lafreniere spend a morning touring this beautiful museum and says she has never seen anything like it.