Monday, June 6, 2011


If you've never been to Mexico City's Museo del Chopo, now's a good time to go. The building itself, a cast-iron gem from 1902, was re-opened last year after a 3-year facelift. Currently, there's an impressive show of 26 large-format paintings, on display until August 10. These (mostly abstract) paintings are huge--some more than 30 feet long--and include work by some of the most important artists working in Mexico today (the Castro Leñero brothers, Irma Palacios, Boris Viskin, etc.). Click here for a preview.

The Museo Universitario del Chopo, to use its complete name, is located at
Calle Dr. Enrique Gonzàlex Martinez no. 10, Colonia Santa Maria la Ribera. It's just two blocks from either metro or metrobus stop Revolucion, near the intersection of Insurgentes and San Cosme. It's open 10 to 7, closed Mondays, 30 pesos entrance.

For more help finding the museum, copy this text:

Museo Universitario del Chopo, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México

then put it in the search box of google maps.


Catherine said...

I have been a couple of times and was there on Saturday actually to see the Fabulous Bestiary exhibition which I quite enjoyed - before popping up to the Morrocan pavillion plaza ehich I always enjoy.....

Anita Middleton said...

Jim, You continue to enrich my life with your blogs. I can't wait to go see this museum and the many artists I have worked with for so long. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm for Mexico City.

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