Mexico, rich in museums celebrate this Saturday International Museum Day.


This Saturday is the International Museum Day. Whether private or public, Mexico has a wide variety of museums to enjoy in all the states of the Republic. With a total of 1,253, most are located in Mexico City, Jalisco and Mexico, related to history, art and archeology.


Celebrate the International Day of Museums in the CDMX under the beautiful slogan “For our right to memory”, with these free activities.MXCity

International Museum Day is celebrated this Saturday, and these are our recommendations.

This May 18 will celebrate the International Day of Museums, under the theme “For our right to memory.” Since 1977 the International Museum Day has been celebrated and around 100 museums, culture houses, botanical gardens, zoos and libraries in Mexico City will join, for the third time, the festivities.

The organizers of the International Museum Day in Mexico City expect around 200,000 people to participate in the activities, since several cultural venues decided to extend their schedules , offer activities or night tours. There will be guided tours, talks, concerts and various activities and here we bring you the most representative ones to carry out in the CDMX.

Museum of Light

The Museum of Light joins this celebration with a program of activities during extended hours, with a special Museum Night. On Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm there will be special guided tours, guided tours through the museum, lasting one hour, highlighting the artistic, historical and scientific content of the museological discourse of our exhibition permanent.

In addition to workshops and demonstration experiments in which the protagonist is light as well as a talk where the occurred events will be related, 50 years after the fall in Allende, Chihuahua, a meteorite, an object that has contributed lot of information about the origins of our Solar System and the formation of planets, such as Earth.

Where: San Ildefonso 43, Historical Center of the Cdad.

When: Saturday May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

File Museum of Photography

The Barter at the Museum of Photography Archive can carry a printed photograph of your authorship with the theme “city bike” and exchange it with someone else. Do not forget to take your postcard-sized photograph and photographic paper, and write down the title and author on the back. In addition, you will enjoy in the Museum File of the Mudejar-style façade , and stand in a historic precinct where Mexica vestiges were found such as the monolith of Tlaltecuhtli, goddess-monster of fertility and chaos , as well as the tlatoani tomb Ahuízotl

Where: Republic of Guatemala 34, Historical Center of the Cdad.

When: Saturday May 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

National Museum of Cultures

The National Museum of Cultures will have a guided tour by drag queens . Followed by this do not miss the Japanese fan workshop that is organized at 2pm. With regard to the Jewish Film Cycle, they have prepared a workshop where you will learn about the Hebrero, a Semitic language spoken by the Jewish communities, which has the characteristic of being also a liturgical and prayer language, called the “language of the sacred”. To finish, Los Swingones , will take us to the golden age of jazz and modern times.

Where: Currency 13, Historical Center of the Cdad.

When: Saturday May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Museum of the City of Mexico

In this museum there will be a Folk Dance Show by the Dance workshop

Folkloric of the FES Acatlán at 2:00 pm, presenting traditional dances; Link from the Practice, a Conversation Table on the exhibition You of Me / Yo de Ti , where Pamela Desjardins, Magali will participate

Lara, Andrea Ancira and Karen Cordero at 5:00 p.m. and a jazz concert with Rodrigo Mendoza : Twentieth-century melodies, jazz, progressive rock and Mexican ethnic rhythms at 7:00 p.m.

 Where: José María Pino Suárez 30, Centro.

When: Saturday May 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Tattoo Museum

In this place you will find a collection of objects collected over 25 years as a tattooed Antonio “Chacal” Serrano , with which you can travel through time and know the history of tattoos. Also, if you run with luck and you are visitor number 50, 100, 150, 200 and so on, you will receive a surprise.

Where: Insurgentes Sur 221, Colonia Hipódromo.

When: Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts

The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts will carry out various activities throughout the day. Stresses the photographic walk presented by Gabriel Barajas , with limited space for 30 people (3pm). About the temporary exhibition Brassaï. The eye of Paris.  At 8 pm, do not miss the musical presentation by the Xihuitl Quartet , consisting of José Alatorre and Vasthi García on violins, Raúl Murillo on viola and Elizabeth Sánchez on cello.

Where: Av. Juárez, Historical Center of the Cdad.

When: Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

National Museum of Watercolor

The National Museum of Watercolor teaches you to keep photos and documents from your home, with this paper restoration workshop that will take place at 2pm. Learn about the team of restaurateurs who work in the museum with their guided tour to learn everything behind the care of museum pieces

Also the Camerata of the CDMX

Where: Calle Salvador Novo 88, Santa Catarina, Coyoacán.

When: Saturday May 18 from 12:00 to 20:00 hours

Free admission

Cultural Center of Spain

The CCEMX will have a tour with Carlos Villasana, journalist and member of the School of Chroniclers of Mexico City . Villasana, also part of the project Mexico City in time , will make a commented tour in which he will talk about Guatemala Street and the building of the Cultural Center of Spain, located at number 18.

Where: Republic of Guatemala 18, Historical Center of the Cdad. from Mexico.

When: Saturday May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Museum of Pulque and the Pulquerías

Come listen to some psychedelia and take a good pulque, with the band Aullido will turn on the audience with their mix of rock, funk and blues ; Luz de Riada will play a mix of jazz, flok and rock .

Where: Av. Hidalgo 107-109, Historical Center of the Cdad.

When: Saturday May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Museum of Women

This museum invites you to a guided tour and conference at the Women’s Museum, as you know its interiors and its history, in one of its two guided visits, in order to reflect on the situation of women in the round table It will take place at 12pm.  The Women’s Museum shows a permanent exhibition with themes such as equity, universal principle of harmony, dual cosmovision of ancient Mexico, freedom and education.

Where: Calle República de Bolivia 17, Centro.

When: Saturday May 18 from 12:00 to 20:00 hours

Free admission

Popular art museum

The Museum of Popular Art will present Mexico Textil Sur / Sureste , where we can see the history and creativity of textile art of the different cultures of our country , the conservation of techniques through time, the influence of language and history in the trace of styles and fabrics.

Where: Revillagigedo number 11, Col. Centro.

When: Saturday May 18 from 12:00

Free admission

Museum of the Ferrocarrileros

In the Museum of the Ferrocarrileros the work of Mimicadas Theater will be presented in the Museum of the Ferrocarrileros from 18:00 hours. The creation, interpretation and direction is in charge of Omar Edúl. A show where mime turns into fun and that reminds the great Marcel Marceau.

Where: Alberto Herrera s / n Col. Aragón la Villa.

When: Saturday, May 18 from 6:00 p.m.

Free admission

Alameda Art Laboratory

The Alameda Art Laboratory has a temporary exhibition called In the time of the rose the gardener does not age. So it will offer guided tours every hour, from 11am until 6pm. At the end of the day the group NO CHOIR under the direction of Elisa Schmelkes until 9:30 pm.

Where: Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro.

When: Saturday May 18 from 12:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Free admission

National Museum of the Revolution

The first activity is the concert of the Aires Hermanos Philharmonic Band . Then learn about the future of history museums in this forum in which the National Numismatic Museum, the Chancellery Museum and the Museum of Constitutions participate . Learn more about the Mexican Revolution, with the dramatized visit at 5:00 pm. Finally, surprise your dancing partner in this tango session that will have as a special guest Freddy Pottenza .

Where: Plaza De La República S / N, Tabacalera.

When: Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

National Cineteca

With pieces from the Gaumont Museum , the exhibition will present moviegoers 200 original objects from the private collection of the study , as well as excerpts from films, posters, props, 18 original costumes, cameras, old equipment and curiosities from April in La Gallery of the National Cineteca.

In addition, you can enjoy free movies at the Cineteca Nacional , with two screenings of El quinto elemento in its Foro al Aire Libre. The fifth element is a French film co-produced with EU of 1997 directed by Luc Besson, with Bruce Willis, Mila Jovovich and Gary Oldman in the main roles and that falls within science fiction, action and comedy.

Where: Av. México Coyoacán 389, Xoco.

When: Sat. 18 and Sun. May 19, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Free admission.

Source: el sol de mexico, mxcity

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