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Museo Jose Luis Cuevas

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Address: Academia 13 | Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
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This small museum features Cuevas's personal collection of works by other...

This small museum features Cuevas's personal collection of works by other artists in addition to a number of his own works.

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Great historic building

I love the building. It is calm and oeaceful after the cacophony of the street vendors outside. I have come twice to this museum and always admire the Cuevas exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love the building. It is calm and oeaceful after the cacophony of the street vendors outside. I have come twice to this museum and always admire the Cuevas exhibits and permanent collection. However what draws me back again to the place is their temporary exhibitions. These are worth following.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This museum is definitely worth a stop on your way to the Cathedral and other large attractions. It is free admission, and the sculptures are magnificent. Not necessarily of interest to children - but if they love sculpture they might enjoy these works. I took lots of photos and the dramatic sculptures were outstanding in them. Good little museum shop... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Cuevas was one of the leaders of an art movement in the fifties, La Ruptura, which broke with the tradition of overtly political art of the post-revolutionary era. Other than that, there's really not much reason to visit unless you're an art history major.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a huge former monastery building next to the Church of Santa Inez. I was not charged admission. There is a huge imposing sculpture in the center of the cloister. The entire museum exhibits works by Cuevas, some better and some not so good, from various period of his life. The erotic gallery can be indeed found very controversial.... More 

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

I made my College prom party in this and I do not recommend it because it is very small, unfortunately, all my classmates vote to make the prom here.

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Reviewed 18 November 2012

Yes, Virginia, another single artist museum in Mexico City, this one with a twist: hundreds of portraits of Cuevas by his friends either painters or photographers and I could only spot one large canvas by Cuevas himself.Somehow I felt cheated on my visit...

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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