Photo Ariette Armella
Museo Franz Mayer
The Museo Franz Mayer occupies a former colonial convent and is home to its namesake patron’s vast decorative arts collection, focused on Mexico’s viceregal and early-republican epochs. Rarely crowded, the museum’s an oasis and temple to those who swoon over blue-tile or majolica ceramics; stately, tons-heavy furnishings; or other captivating geegaws, such as ornate silver, tapestries, painted screens, and fans, in addition to oil portraits of nabobs from every historical period. In recent years, the museum has also cultivated an edgier calendar of temporary exhibitions, juxtaposing the permanent collection against present-day design themes and topical concerns.
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Avenida Hidalgo 45, Guerrero, 06300 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5518 2266
Sat, Sun 10am - 7pm
Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm