Named for the late wife of multibillionaire businessman Carlos Slim (and designed to resemble her neck), the Museo Soumaya is home to the largest collection of casts of sculptures by Rodin outside of France. Slim's late wife was an admirer of Rodin and Slim collected more than 300 works by the French sculptor. Every piece of art in the museum is from Slim's private collection and also includes works from Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Daumier, collections of Mexican portraits and colonial art, and paintings by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo. Slim reportedly created the museum in part to provide a place for Mexicans (and anyone really) who may never have the opportunity to travel outside of the country to see these works for themselves. The interior is reminiscent of, and perhaps inspired by, the spiral walk of New York’s Guggenheim Museum. In addition to European and Mexican pieces, there are a number of noteworthy Asian pieces. The exhibits span a long range of time periods and include religious art that is impressive in both its scope and visual appeal.
Mexico City› Attraction
Blvd. de Miguel Cervantes Saavedra 303
Our Rating Neighborhood Col. Ampliación Granada (near Polanco) Hours Daily 10:30am–6:30pm Transportation Metro: Polanco Phone 55/1103-9800 Prices Free Web site Museo Soumaya
MapBlvd. de Miguel Cervantes Saavedra 303 Mexico City
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