If you visit Mexico City soon and you´re are looking for the best attractions, the Jumex Museum is a must-see; it is one of the most important spaces of contemporary art in Latin America.
The Jumex Museum is the main platform of the Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation.It was created to promote knowledge, art and culture through promotion and education programs, so it also supports the production of contemporary art through independent projects.
The construction of the museum was controversial as it was a British architect who was in charge of the project: David Chipperfield, unlike other mexican museums whose creative architects are of mexican origin. However, the architecture of the building has mexican decorative elements that have been important to provide an unique experience for visitors.
Eugenio López Alonso, president of the museum and forerunner of contemporary art collecting in Mexico, has always had the goal to share his interest, knowledge, development and produce artistic practices but not to accumulate objects. It also highlights its interest in turning the museum into a laboratory for experimentation and innovation of the arts.
López Alonso owns the Jumex business group, dedicated to the production of refreshing fruit-based beverages. The history of the Museo Jumex began when the entrepreneur acquired his first work of art in 1994, without imagining that by 2013 he would inaugurate one of the most representative museums in Mexico and that he would become the most important collector of contemporary art in Latin America.
The museum has an area of more than 1,600 square meters in which you will find five floors with galleries dedicated to the exhibition of works of art. The most attractive thing is the variety of exhibitions, which are frequently updated to keep the attention of its visitors captive and give the opportunity to new artists to have a space for spreading their work.
The galleries are spacious and with a spectacular lighting, which allows exhibitors to highlight the qualities of their work. In addition to the exhibitions you can visit the souvenir shop and have a snack in the café, both spaces decorated in such a beautiful way that highlights the elegance of the architectural design.
The Jumex Museum is located on Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Colonia Ampliación Granada, next to the Soumaya Museum, near the Trick Eye Museum and the Inbursa Aquarium, so you can plan a whole day of culture, fun and art.
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