Tips

  • One of the most complete ways to visit the museum is to start from the top. Taking the elevator and begining the journey from the sixth floor may be more comfortable because the ramp leading to different levels is easier to walk descending it.
  • The area surrounding the museum has several restaurants, cafes and food outlets. One can arrive early to Soumaya for a visit and later enjoy the seafood from Bros or a delicious steak at Loma Linda.
  • The incredible lighting in the Rodin segment, on the sixth floor, looks at its best approximately at noon, so it is advisable to attend at about that time.
  • Museo Soumaya provides the opportunity to admire works from every possible angle, specifically sculpture. The museum’s collection is unique, so it is always advisable to take the time to look closely at each work to admire it, thus creating an experience that results in a deeper appreciation.

 

 

Tops

  • The Thinker is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sculptures from around the world. Made in 1902 by Auguste Rodin, depicts a man immersed in deep meditation. From this masterpiece, only 20 were made, of which one piece belongs to the collection of Soumaya, which turns out to be a central attraction of its extensive collection.
  • The collection of antique coins is Mexico’s most important, and it is in the first floor. This compilation is credited with pieces of gold and silver belonging to the periods of the Viceroyalty, republican and the Second Mexican Empire.
  • Salvador Dali was a multifaceted artist, and one aspect of his career that has not been given enough attention to is the sculptures he made, which, since rare, are fairly appraised. These include Angel triumphant and St. George and the dragon.
  • The room of the Old Masters in New Spain features seminal works like The papal proclamation of the Board of the Virgin of Guadalupe by Miguel Cabrera, who portrays one of the most important celebrations in New Spain during the eighteenth or Interior of a mill by Carlos Lopez, which depicts a scene on a textile factory, just around the middle of the century
  • The collection of impressionists of the Soumaya is one of the most important in Latin America, and consists of some of its most important exponents such as Manet, Monet and Renoir, featuring key works from this movement.

 

 

Text: AMURA ± Photo: TODO IMAGEN

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