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Museo Regional de la Cerámica

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Museo Regional de la Cerámica Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museo Regional de la Cerámica Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museo Regional de la Cerámica Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museo Regional de la Cerámica Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque Cerrito De La Leña  Mexico
Museo Regional de la Cerámica
Located on the pedestrian-only Calle Independencia in Tlaquepaque, the Museo Regional de la Cerámica (Regional Ceramics Museum) features several galleries filled with works by local craftsmen. Tlaquepaque—and the state of Jalisco in general—has a long tradition of ceramics and this museum offers a chance to admire the region’s gorgeous tiles, fantastic creatures, and other ceramic pieces. Housed in a 19th-century hacienda, it also makes you feel as if you’ve stepped away from the bustle of the city momentarily. Admission is free and there’s often an exhibit by a local artist along with selections from the museum’s permanent collection. Additionally, local vendors—often potters from nearby villages—sometimes sell their work in the courtyard. Make time to also visit the gift shop, where the prices are relatively reasonable.

Museum of Ceramics, Tlaquepaque
Visiting Tlaquepaque is all about arts and crafts. Don't miss stepping into the Museo Regional de la Cerámica (Regional Ceramic Museum). It was founded in the 50s to preserve and promote indigenous ceramics from Jalisco, specifically the areas of Tonalá, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, El Rosario, Tlaquepaque, Zalatitlán and Tateposco.

The works of Candelario Medrano (1918-1986), one of the artists exhibited, were the most interesting to me. Medrano's most known designs are the naguales, depicting a mythical being of a human that takes animal form (two of which appear in the slides above). One of Medrano's grandsons, Juan José Ramos Medrano still creates incredibly imaginative works in a similar style today.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Calle Independencia 237, Centro, 45500 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico
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