This museum (roughly translated, the National Print Museum) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and talents of Mexican graphic art and artists. It also showcases artists who use materials and techniques that transcend traditional print art to include works of engravings, etchings, woodcuts, seals, and lithography. Here you’ll find Mexico's largest collection of print works (about 12,000) by artists such as Jose Guadalupe Posada (father of Catrina, the skeleton who has become an ubiquitous figure in Mexico), José Clemente Orozco, Julio Ruelas, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others—on display in both permanent and many temporary exhibits. The permanent collection includes pre-Hispanic clay seals, once used for printing designs on fabrics and ceramics, and printed material from colonial Mexico. Temporary exhibits span works by both national and international artists from periods that range from the sixteenth century to the present day. The museum is housed in a nineteenth-century building on the Plaza de la Santa Veracruz, just steps from the Franz Mayer Museum.
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Museo Nacional de la Estampa
Av. Hidalgo 39, Plaza de la Santa Veracruz
Our Rating Neighborhood Historic center Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm; closed on major Mexican holidays Transportation Metro: Bellas Artes; Metrobús: Líne 4, Bellas Artes & Hidalgo stops Phone 55/5510-4905 Prices M$11, free on Sun Web site Museo Nacional de la Estampa
MapAv. Hidalgo 39, Plaza de la Santa Veracruz Mexico City
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