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This is the only museum in Mexico City dedicated to architectural exhibits. It offers a plethora of information about the city's different periods of architectonic development, illustrated by murals, photographs, paintings, models and other documents. Original blueprints and photographs of Adamo Boari, Federico Mariscal, Juan O'Gorman, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Guillermo Kahlo and other prominent architects of the city are showcased here. There are also exhibits related to architecture worldwide and a library worth visiting. Check local listings for temporary exhibitions.
Luis Barragán House and Studio, is now a renowned museum that displays classic architecture and designs of bygone days. It is under UNESCO protection and is the one-of-a-kind and largest architectural sites in the country. Architects and designers flock in to visit the house and to understand the blend of modern, art and philosophical architecture. There are tours that take visitors around the house and these tours have to be booked in advance. There are some personal item of Barragan as well as art pieces from around the globe. The library in the house is one that contains many books, news pieces and photographs. Sometimes, exhibitions and conferences are held in the house which indicates the area that the house in built. Luis Barragán House and Studio is a beautiful display of geometric design that lets in as much natural light as possible, enough to avoid use of electricity during the day.
This recently opened Art and Design Gallery is linked to various higher institutions of arts and culture, such as the Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Institute) and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Some of the artists associated with this gallery constitute the new generation being recognised in biennials and salons. The gallery displays both new and internationally established Mexican artists.
Founded by Carmen Cordera who has dedicated more than 20 years to design, the Mexican Gallery of Design began operating in 1991. The gallery takes a fresh approach towards researching, supporting, and marketing designed objects while expanding the scope of industrial design in the country. With a view toward achieving a universal identity for Mexican designers the gallery avoids a uniform concept of a national design abroad. The global market is approached using Japan, Italy and the United States as models. Admission : Free