Photo; Mauricio Marat/INAH


In observance of the upcoming Easter holiday, Mexico City’s Interventions Museum (MNI) in Coyoacán, opened an altar exhibit on Friday, April 8, dedicated to the Virgin of Dolores.

The exhibit, which will be open to the public through May 15, outlines Mexico’s history of the religious practice of making Dolores altars.

The placing of Dolores altars were a widespread tradition in Mexico during the Ester holidays in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

In those periods, people would tour their neighborhood churches, houses and streets to pay homage to the Virgin.

Today, this devotional ritual has been practically confined to churches, but the Mexican Culture Secretariat, through various museums within the network of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), is working to reboot the seasonal practice through a series of exhibits.

The Interventions Museum is an ideal site for the exhibit given that the installations were one convent.

The museum, located at the corner of Xicoténcatl and 20 de Agosto in the San Diego Churubusco neighborhood of Coyoacán, is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and pertinent covid health protocols. are enforced.


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