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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Understated entry and small museum but so well done. The contents were exquisite and well-presented. Written English self-guide was appreciated and labels very helpful to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Understated entry and small museum but so well done. The contents were exquisite and well-presented. Written English self-guide was appreciated and labels very helpful to understanding the displays.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Don't understand why the guide book referred to this as having pop art - it's folk art, much of it from the fabulous Banamex foundation. The permanent display covers every state, just about - embroidery from Chiapas, Oaxaca, pottery from Jalisco. And the special installation, of naciementos, was small but outstanding. The gift shop has the highest quality handicrafts that... More 

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New Harbor, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The bulk of this small museum on two floors is devoted to contemporary pottery in traditional folk styles from many regions of Mexico. It is free and air-conditioned. Two of the 7 rooms are for temporary exhibits: when we visited it was an interesting seasonal display of nativity scenes made of various materials and pottery styles. A gift shop sells... More 

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Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you like Mexican folk art, this is a must see. Although small, the museum has a fabulous selection of pottery, fabric and metal crafts from around Mexico in its permanent display areas. There is also an area downstairs for temporary exhibits. Great staff, housed in lovely old building, well worth the time to find and visit. Only small lack... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This little gem of a museum is right next door to Los Almendros restaurant.....the original ....not the one in the Fiesta Americana hotel. This museum is well worth your time. For those of us who need English there are guide books that describe each room. Furthermore, each piece of folk art is labeled as to the artist .....or the location... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It should be #487 on 50-A, intersecting with 57. The address on this TA website would bring you to 53 and 50.

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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nice small museum filled with great folk art. We saw a special exhibition of nativity scenes because we visited in late December. They receintly move a block away from whot is listed on the tourist maps, but ask people and they will help you find this wonderful little place.

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I guess we thought that the exhibit at this museum would be the same every time, however they have varied artist and subject matter. We happened upon the Tonalo ceramic exhibit when we were there, and we happen to have a piece by one of the artists, so it was a successful visit!

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La Quinta, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They are trying, so lets give them an A for effort, but by and large, not a great Museum, we wanted to cool off for a while and thought this would be nice but it was very elementary and mediocre.sorry...

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great free museum, with friendly staff, helpful information, and a wide collection of folk art. It's definitely worth the trip if you haven't been to similar museums in other parts of the country. The items in the collections are very similar (some are identical) to the museum in nearby Izamal, and less extensive than a similar museum we went... More 

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