Museo de Arte Popular

Museo de Arte Popular information

Location
Mexico City , Mexico
Address
cnr Independencia & Revillagigedo
Telephone
+52 55 5510 2201
Getting there
Metro: Juárez
More information
www.map.df.gob.mx
Prices
adult/child under 13yr M$40/free, Sun free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue & Thu-Sun, to 9pm Wed
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A major showcase for folk art. Contemporary crafts are thematically displayed from all over Mexico, including carnival masks from Chiapas, alebrijes (fanciful animal figures) from Oaxaca and trees of life from Puebla. The museum occupies the former fire department headquarters, itself an outstanding example of 1920s art deco by architect Vicente Mendiola. The ground-level shop sells quality handicrafts.