The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Museum of Popular Art I

The Museo de Arte Popular (Museum of Popular Art) is an institution dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Mexican handcrafts and folk art. Located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, in an old firehouse, the museum has a collection which includes textiles, pottery, glass, piñatasalebrijes, furniture and much more. However, the museum best known as the sponsor of the yearly, Noche de Alebrijes (Night of The Alebrijes) parade in which the fantastical creatures are constructed on a monumental scale and then paraded from the main plaza or Zocalo to the Angel of Independence monument, competing for prizes.

"When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about."
– Albert Einstein

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Japy said...

Vaya museo mas chulo. Me gusta mucho. Un abrazo.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thanks for sharing photos of the pieces of art of the The Museo de Arte Popular. Just great!