Travelers visiting this season can see interesting showcases of everything from an outdoor photography exhibit focusing on one of the country’s major past times, Lucha Libre, as well as a look into the country’s rock history and the works of prominent Mexican artists Miguel Covarrubias and Rufino Tamayo. Below is a list of open exhibits in the lively metropolis on display until mid-February:
• From September 25 to January 13, the Estanquillo Museum is exhibiting Covarrubias, images of a universal Mexican, which showcases the work of one of the most important Mexican cartoonists of all time – Miguel Covarrubias. The exhibit features 125 pieces from the Museum as well as others from private collections and the Library of Mexico. Covarrubias is known for being an artistic vanguard of his time, combining modern art with traditional Mexican caricatures. The Estanquillo Museum is located on Isabel la Catolica 26 in the Historical Center.
• Strolling through Chapultepec Park from September 9 to January 31, one will find an elaborate outdoor photography exhibit entitled Arena Mexico Exhibition: 80 years of continuous fighting. The display focuses on Lucha Libre, Mexico’s version of wrestling, which is a significant past-time activity in the country. The 120+ photographs showcase the sport’s popular stunts, daring jumps and dangers outside the ring. One of the largest City parks in the world, Chapultepec Park is situated along Paseo de la Reforma, Circuito Interior and Constituyentes Avenue.
• At Rufino Tamayo’s Museum, also located in Chapultepec Park, visitors can appreciate more than 66 pieces of the artist’s works in the exhibit Building Tamayo, 1922-1937. The showcase explores different aspects of the early stages of the important Mexican artist, including his production technique. Tamayo was one of the most popular 20th century artists from the country whose work is best known for blending European painting styles with Mexican influences, always using light and color.
• The new MODO Museum (Museo del Objecto del Objecto), located in the trendy Roma neighborhood, enlightens visitors with an alternative display: Mexican Rock 1955 – 2010. Up until February 15th, the exhibit provides an inside look to Mexican rock history including objects, documents, posters and flyers, pictures, historical stories, audio and video material.