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Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

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Address: Calle Positos 7, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Excellent Displays from Present Day artists

We were thoroughly impressed by the diversity of artwork on display from 3 contemporary Mexican artists from Oaxaca. Well worth the time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
Gibsons, Canada
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Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice combination of an old church and a modern artist. You will see his works as well as religious and cultural paintings from 19 and 20 century. The 'chapel' has a good, big mural, seats, quiet. There is even free banos! But I wouldn't put it on any "have to" list.

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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were thoroughly impressed by the diversity of artwork on display from 3 contemporary Mexican artists from Oaxaca. Well worth the time.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

IIt is an art museum, where expositions of many painters from latin america are on display . Galleries cover hundreds of years of old local and latin portraits, to religious art. For any tourist it can be highly interesting.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Small museum but has some fantastic collections of art. Both the temporary and permanent exhibitions are worth seeing. It's easy to miss the location of this museum- as you're looking up at that big blue monastery/church from the alley-like street, it is the building to the left.

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Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The Museo del Pueblo is well situated near the main University building in central Guanajuato. Located in a colonial residence, the exhibits are spread over 3 floors. They have many temporary exhibits, and I highly recommend the Korean exhibit they have going on right now, October 2016.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very centrally located museum consisting of a series of galleries nicely displayed in a former hacienda. By far and away my favorite temporary exhibit is the work of Andres Alarcon. This young artist from Colombia has tremendous talent and his works picturing the loneliness of some people is very moving and extraordinarily well done.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The Museum of the People of Guanajuato exhibits and important permanent collection with representative Mexican art from 17th-19th centuries. It features works of Hermenegildo Bustos, a remarkable portrait painter for the precision in his drawings.

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

It certainly would help if you could speak & read Spanish...but many interesting artifacts that are self explanatory...as well we were given a sheet in English.. If it is raining outside..a great way to spend the day..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We enjoy art and this museum had world class exhibits. Absolutely a must visit for anyone who enjoys modern art from Mexico.

Thank Ponkapog
Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I enjoyed walking around this museum. It would have been nice to have somewhere to SIT while viewing the art. There is a video on the second floor with no seating. I believe the Sergio Hernandez exhibit is a temporary installation. None of the descriptions are in English. There are also some religious paintings.

Thank Cynhoff

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