Trip Planner: Mexico City / Museo de Arte Popular
Explore the world of vibrant Mexican folk art at Museo de Arte Popular. Established in 2006 in an Art Deco-style building, the museum is dedicated to preserving and restoring traditional arts and crafts from various regions of the country. Discover an array of Mexican traditional crafts displayed by theme, and read information--both in Spanish and English--about the origins of the vibrant pieces. The museum showcases striking textiles and ceramics, woodcarvings, glassware, and collections of traditional costumes and papier-mache art. Our Mexico City vacation planner makes visiting Museo de Arte Popular and other Mexico City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This museum is worth the 2 hours I spent going thru it. Staff was exceptionally helpful. The builing is a good example of Mexican Art Deco and is an experience in itself.
This museum is worth the 2 hours I spent going thru it. Staff was exceptionally helpful. The builing is a good example of Mexican Art Deco and is an experience in itself. more »
For anyone who enjoys Mexican handicrafts, this place is must. It’s a small museum, but worth visiting. The gift shop is full of high quality souvenirs.: textiles, pottery, carvings, the works.
For anyone who enjoys Mexican handicrafts, this place is must. It’s a small museum, but worth visiting. The gift shop is full of high quality souvenirs.: textiles, pottery, carvings, the works. more »
Didn't plan on coming here... but I was walking by and saw the eye-catching colours in the foyer. On a whim, I decided to check it out. It was so much better than I expected!!! Entry is cheap, free bag check, and not very many people. The art is all exceptional and the lighting/environment is perfect to showcase each piece. A great journey through Mexican history and culture via folk art. It took me just over 1 hour on my own, but definitely could spend more time if you really want to take everything in. Also, a very kind employee told me to keep my hoodie with me and I am glad they did because it is chilly inside. :)
I wish I could award even more stars to this stunning museum! To be honest, I was expecting to walk through and have seen what I wished to see in 15-30 minutes. As it was, we spent almost two hours in this remarkable museum. The building itself is remarkable for its clean, yet somehow innovative design which renders its exhibits all the more interesting. As to the exhibits? I believe pictures are worth thousands of words, yet the minimalist bit informative informational plaques were also well worth perusing. A real fine. I’m surprised the overall rating is t closer to the perfect five ⭐️ stars I have awarded it.
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