Cancun Losing Folk Art Museum

Yesterday we took my visiting amiga americana to Cancun’s Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano (Mexican Folk Art Museum). And as usual we enjoyed it thoroughly. They continue to add to their large collection of Mexican arts and crafts, so each time we go there we see new pieces. And this time we listened to the audio tour, something we hadn’t done before, and it really added a lot to the experience.

But as we were leaving husbandito did his always-make-new-friends thing and started talking with one of the people who works in the museum. Well it turns out that the museum, surprise, surprise, has never made any money there (it’s in a bad location and is always empty). And so the owners, who also own Xcaret Eco-Park, have decided to move the museum to Xcaret sometime in the next couple of months, sometime in January according to the employee.

The good thing about this is that Xcaret is popular so people will FINALLY start seeing this great collection of Mexican arts and crafts! The bad thing is that this museum was basically the only place in Cancun to see a large collection of good quality arts and crafts. So I’m completely bummed out, but not surprised at all. I guess now I have yet another reason to go to Xcaret again.

If you are a Cancunense and you have not yet been to the Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano I highly recommend it, but you’d better get over there soon.

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4 Responses to “Cancun Losing Folk Art Museum”

  1. islagringo
    November 18th, 2008 20:13

    I better get over there fast! I also have a visitor at the moment and this would be a great trip. Where is it??

  2. RiverGirl
    November 18th, 2008 22:23

    It’s located near the Pirate Ships in the Zona Hotelera. See the bottom of this post:
    Cancun’s Folk Art Museum

  3. Cancuntom
    November 24th, 2008 10:40

    After reading your post Suz and I went for a look-see. I posted the pictures on my blog site. Here is the link to them:
    Thank you for letting us all know about this wonderful Museum. We really enjoyed it.

  4. Michele in Playa
    December 4th, 2008 16:48

    Well, that’s bad news for you guys but good for us! I imagine this will make for some nice school field trips for our kids when they move south.

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