El Carmen Museum to Open Easter Exhibit of Virgin Mary

Photo: Mauricio Marat/INAH


Mexico City’s El Carmen Museum, which for years has presented altars of the Virgin Mary’s sorrows during the Holy Week of Easter, but which has been closed for the last two years due to the covid-19 contingency, will reopen with a limited seasonal display to the public on Thursday, April 7.

The exhibition, “The Sorrows of the Virgin,” which is being organized by the Mexican Culture Secretariat through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), will be presented in the museum’s Refectory with limited guests and in accordance with strict covid health protocols.

The exhibition, which belongs to the Banamex Cultural Foundation, the Vizcaínas Museum, the Carmen Temple, the Jesús Cerería and the El Carmen Museum itself, is composed of 52 works, including paintings and sculptures by artists from New Spain, as well as modern ceramics and photographs.

The exhibit will be open through Easter Sunday, April 17, and will include guided tours of a maximum of 30 people at a time.

The museum is located at Avenida Revolución 4 and 6, between Monasterio and Rafael Checa in Colonia San Angel.

To register to attend the exhibit, contact the museum at elcarmendifusion@gmail.com.

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