December 16, 2015

Two photography museums you should be checking out in Mexico City

If you like photography, and you live or happen to be in Mexico City, you need to visit Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos and Centro de la Imagen. Two very unique spaces that promote good photography and amazing local and international artists.  —  

FOTO MUSEO CUATRO CAMINOS.

This museum will be 100 days old by the end of the year. A project designed by Mauricio Rocha, architect responsible for many renowned cultural spaces created throughout the country. This former plastic factory showcases in its huge walls a bunch of creative artists and their amazing work that is definitely worth seeing. The museum is composed with an multi purpose auditorium for 150 people, 4 classrooms where you can take a variety of curses, a coffee shop and a curated store where you can get Mexican designed goods and books.

Address: Av. Ingenieros Militares 77, Lomas de Sotelo, 53390 Naucalpan de Juárez, Méx. | Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 11AM – 6PM | Admission: $30 pesos | Website

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CENTRO DE LA IMAGEN.

This small and quiet museum is located near La Ciudadela, next to Mexico’s National Library. After being shut down for almost two years it recently reopened its doors with a an amazing space and three exhibitions worth checking out. The most important would be “Camera of Wonders” that aims to provide an unconventional photography review presenting more than 100 photographs from CIAC and the Kadist and Art Foundation.

Address: Plaza de la Ciudadela, Calle de Balderas, Colonia Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, D.F. | Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday from 12PM -7PM | Admission: FREE | Website

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By: Jorge Martínez Pérez-Salazar