Photo: Mexico City Culture Secretariat


The Mexico City Museum, a subsidiary of the capital’s Culture Secretariat focusing on modern art, is due to open three new exhibitions on Saturday, June 18.

All three exhibits — “Lavender City, Queer Art Biennial,” “Cycles” and “Origins”– are being presented within the framework of Mexico City’s Month of Diversity celebrations and showcase art related to or produced by members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The “Lavender City, Queer Art Biennial” exhibit, which is now in its fifth edition and which is traditionally presented in Venice, California, will be presented for the first time in Mexico.

The exhibit includes a collection of 48 large-format photographs that address issues of identity, activism, future and beauty, with the LGBTQ+ perspective as the common thread.

This exhibit will remain on display at the museum, inside the Sala Inmersiva on the ground floor, through Sunday, Aug. 14.

Meanwhile, the museum’s Sala Juárez will present the work of Mexican artist Ernesto Alba, who has perfected his unique engraving techniques over a 20-year period.

The collection, titled “Cycles,” will be on display through Sept. 4, and consists of a selection of drawings and engravings from three consecutive series in Alba’s works.

Also on display through Sept. 4, in the adjoining Sala Salvador Novo, will be the exhibition “Origins” by Mexican artist Juan Pablo Calatayud.

This exhibit consists of 24 paintings, sculptures, digital prints, mixed media pieces and an installation of light boxes.

The Mexico City Museum is located at José María Pino Suárez 30 in the capital’s Centro Histórico.

It is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an entrance fee of 38 pesos. On Wednesday, the entry to the museum is free of charge.

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