Robert Brady Museum (Museo Robert Brady) is next to the cathedral at Calle Netzahualcóyotl #4. The museum occupies Casa de la Torre, the former home of American artist Robert Brady, a native Iowan who settled in Cuernavaca in 1960. Brady restored the 16th-century stone and adobe mansion, formerly a Franciscan convent.
Brady collected as well as created art, and the museum displays more than 1,300 pieces—everything from Balinese masks to Mexican colonial carvings. They adorn the shelves, walls and tables of 14 rooms, essentially as Brady left them. The bright yellow and deep red walls and exuberantly colorful artwork combine for a surreal effect. Also noteworthy are the hand-painted tiles covering the kitchen and bathrooms. Artists represented include Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Milton Avery and Marsden Hartley.
Guided group tours in several languages, including English, are available by appointment.