MEXICO CITY -- This city is a mecca for museum lovers, with 85
cultural institutions dedicated to such subjects as anthropology,
automobiles, architecture and modern art.
This summer and fall, several of the capital city's museums are
staging exhibitions that are likely to appeal to most visitors'
The following is a rundown of some of the more noteworthy
exhibits.Through Aug. 27, the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, at Justo
Sierra 16, is displaying more than 150 documents, photographs and
objects from the private archaeology collection of Sigmund
The display includes objects from a variety of cultures and
ancient civilizations and demonstrates Freud's fascination with
humanity's remote past.
The exhibition is on loan from the Freud Museum in London.
Antiguo Colegio de San IldefonsoThrough Sept. 24, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo International
Rufino Tamayo, at Paseo de la Reforma and Gandhi, is showing a
retrospective of 194 works by Mexican artist Juan Soriano.
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Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, ceramics and
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo International Rufino TamayoRufino Tamayo, meanwhile, is being feted at the museum that
bears his name through August.
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An exhibition of 15 works, which are part of the museum's
permanent Tamayo collection, features such famous pieces as "The
Woman in White" and the mural, "Homage to the Indian Race."
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo International Rufino TamayoThe Museo de Arte Moderno, Paseo de la Reforma and Gandhi, is
exhibiting 159 engravings by the German expressionist Max Beckmann
through Sept. 24.
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The exhibition focuses on Beckmann's lithographs, etchings and
xylographs. The collection is on loan from the Sprengel Museum in
Museo de Arte ModernoAlso at the Museo de Arte Moderno, photographs of Rolling
Stones concerts in New York, Mexico City and Toronto by Mexican
photographer Fernando Aceves will be on display through Sept.
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The photos reveal a candid, behind-the-scenes look at the rock
group both on and off stage.
Museo de Arte ModernoFrom Nov. 22 through January, 2001, the Palacio de Bellas
Artes, at Eje Central Lazaro, will present the second installment
of 150 years of Mexican sculpture.
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The exhibit, "From the Rupture to the Installation," will
include 500 pieces of contemporary Mexican sculpture in copper,
wood and tin from the 1960s through the 1990s.
The first installment, which ran earlier this year, was
dedicated to Mexican sculpture from the 19th century through the
Palacio de Bellas Artes
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