Mexican Revolution Museum Reopens with Ode to Corn Exhibit

Photo: Mexico City Culture Secretariat


After a two-month closure for remodeling, Mexico’s National Museum of the Revolution is due to reopen its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a powerful painting exhibit by artist Santiago Robles dedicated to the nation’s most important basic food item, maize.

Photo: Mexico City Culture Secretariat

The “Ode to Corn” exhibit, also titled “The Chauhistle (the Nahuatl word for maize) Has Fallen,” is intended to spur public dialogue and reflection regarding the consumption of transgenic corn and its potential consequences on human health and Mexican producers. The opening is timed to coincide with Mexico’s National Corn Day, which will be commemorated on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The exhibition consists of 10 paintings by Robles in a landscape framework by Nicolás Moreno composed of thousands of corn kernels.

The National Museum of the Revolution is located in front of Mexico City’s Monument to the Revolution in the Plaza de the Republic in Colonia Tabacalera.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a 34-peso entry fee.


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