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Soumaya Museum Plaza Carso

Free

classification

Art, Galleries, Family entertainment center, Art and history museums

schedule

Mon
10:30-18:30
Tue
10:30-18:30
Wed
10:30-18:30
Thu
10:30-18:30
Today
10:30-18:30
Sat
10:30-18:30
Sun
10:30-18:30

at your disposal

+52 (55) 1103 9805

How to get

Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada. 11529, Polanco-Chapultepec

in detail

The Soumaya Museum creates a powerful impact at first sight. Its design is the work of the Mexican Fernando Romero, advised by the renowned architect Frank Gehry. The building is noted for its extremely complex curved façade covered with organic shapes, which is composed of 16,000 aluminium hexagons.

It exhibits more than 6,000 pieces of art from the Carlos Slim Foundation, which stores more than 60,000 artworks, including the largest collection of Rodin outside France.

The airy hall connects the building’s six-story with thematic, not chronological, exhibitions. Among the works exhibits are samples of the 16 collections of European and Latin American art by artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo. Foreign artists include Picasso, Rubens, Da Vinci, El Greco, Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Matisse.

The museum also contains an area assigned to the National Institute of Anthropology and History to exhibit pre-Hispanic pieces, as well as coins and banknotes of the Viceroyalty era.

The facilities include informative spaces made in order to hold cultural activities, even some designed for kids, after or before entering the museum. Soumaya believes that it is very important to assimilate art because that is the best way to understand the world.

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