Soumaya museum


It is a cultural museum dedicated to the exhibition, research and dissemination of the art collection of Carlos Slim Foundation, A.C., and focuses both spreading your own art collection as international exhibitions.

It has more than 66,000 works of art 30 centuries of art, including sculpture prehispanic Mesoamerica, Mexican painting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and an extensive repertoire of works by old masters European, novohispanos and modern masters of Western art, such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dali, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto, among many others, so is it considered one of the most comprehensive of its kind.


Room 1: "Landscape European and Mexican".

Room 2: “The Age of Rodin”.

Rooms 3 and 4: “Mexican Calendar"

Room 5: "Maximilian and Carlota A trip to Mexico".

Room 6: "Julian and Linda Slim / The Age of Rodin".


It has a height of 46 meters and is coated over 16,000 hexagonal plates of aluminum. It is striking that the panels do not rest on the ground or touch each other, so gives the impression of floating around the building.

It was designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, with the advice of Ove Arup and Frank Gehry.

The interior of the museum is divided into 6 floors interconnected by lifts and an outer spiral ramp. Generally, visitors are invited to take the lift and lower comfortably by the ramp because the museum does not have a chronological, but yes thematic discourse.

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