Exhibitions

Gallery of Mexican Castes

Discover the most important and unique in its genre collection of caste paintings. Faces of our process of miscegenation.

The caste society was product of the mentality of the 18th century. The term caste means “racial mix”, which is the crossbreeding among the main groups of New Spain society: indigenous, half-blood, white and black people, as well as the successive result of multiple mixtures among them.

Today we know that the color of the skin is determined by biological genes and not by the “blood” of people, so the so-called racial nomenclatures captured in the paintings, are not scientifically true and they are only proper of the way of thinking that existed three hundred years ago.

OPPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION:

December 26 2016 to December 26 2018
From Tuesday to Friday , 10:00 - 19:00 hrs.
Saturday y Sunday , 10:00 - 20:00 hrs.
$40.00MX general admission

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PRECINT

Museum of Mexican History

Doctor Coss 445 Sur 445 Sur Col. Monterrey Centro, C.P. 64000, Monterrey, Nuevo León

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