Museo de Arte Colonial

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Benito Juárez No. 240, Morelia, Mexico
+52 443 312 7056

Museo de Arte Colonial Morelia Reviews

montecarlostar montecar…
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Not essential... Aug 27, 2011
The Museum of Colonial Art is a relatively new museum in Morelia. It is quite small, but it features an interesting collection of crucifixes from different periods and places of the New Spain and the Philippines. Shows some of the techniques to create religious art in different parts of the spanish realms.

Actually, most of the exhibition consists on crucifixes. They also have a few other rooms with religious paintings.

I think this museum is not essential, but you can visit it if you like Mexican colonial religious art.

As is most Mexican museums, they don't allow pictures.
An example of the rooms
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montecarlostar says:
Yeah, well I have been to better art museums than this one, so I think that if you go to the Regional Museum in Morelia you pretty much cover the essential about this museum.

That's right, it's pretty new and it needs a lot of improvement. The fact that they don't allow pictures is annoying and unnecessary.

I didn't find it all that interesting, but maybe people who is devoted to the details of crucifix making in the XVI-XVIII centuries, definitively will.
Posted on: Sep 03, 2011
montecarlostar says:
Yeah, you as an art lover would definitively love it :D

I will definitively visit the art museum in San Antonio next time I am there ;)
Posted on: Sep 02, 2011
esterrene says:
interesting.. I would check it out. :)

You should check out the spanish colonial art section of the San Antonio museum of Art.. It covers art objects from all over latin america. They had some lovely "puppet dolls" from mexico on display.. I think it was mexico where they were from..
Posted on: Sep 02, 2011
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