Exhibitions

Papier-Mâché. Treasure of Mexico City

In the exhibition it is explained the Spanish origin of this art and how it came to the New Spain in the 16th century.

In Viceregal times, papier-mâché was used to craft “castles” of pyrotechnics and marionettes that were used in different celebrations. Also, dolls were made in papier-mâché replicating those made in porcelain and other materials whose price was out of the reach for many families.

In the 19th century, the use of “Judas”, devils, and satirized public figures became popular in the Holy Week, they were burned outside of churches, pulquerías, or company stores. Until the 20th century, time when the trade experienced a diversification in materials as well as in iconography, thus evolving into a non-ephemeral craft through the creation of skulls, animals, piñatas, and masks. Other characters crafted in papier-mâché are the Catrina and the partying skeletons, iconic figures of the Day of the Dead.

OPPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION:

November 01 2019 to February 23 2020
From Tuesday to Sunday , 10:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Free admission

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PRECINT

El Carmen Museum   Ver más información del recinto

Av. Revolución 9, Esquina con Monasterio Col. San Angel, C.P. 1000, Deleg. Alvaro Obregón México, Ciudad de México   Cómo llegar

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