MEXICO CITY: Museo Jumex Opens

The already burgeoning art scene in Mexico City just got a huge boost with the recent opening of the Museo Jumex. Located just above the chic Polanco district, right next to another uniquely designed museum, this new contemporary art museum was built to showcase works from the 2,600-piece Coleccion Jumex, owned by Eugenio Lopez Alonso, the heir to the Grupo Jumex fortune. Mainly comprised of Mexican art made after 1990, the first pieces to be shown include works from Damian Hirst, Daniel Guzman, and Donald Judd.  The pieces on display are modern to the max, with the museum itself seemingly a work of art. Designed by architect David Chipperfield, the jagged roof is a nod to a similar design found on the shared studio that was once home to artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, while also announcing Mexico’s new wave of art. -Ashley Churchill

Museo Jumex

Carretera Antigua México Pachuca Kilómetro 19.5, Santa María Tulpetlac, 55400 Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico
52 55 5775 8188

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