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Galeria Atotonilco

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Address: Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico
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+52 415 185 2225
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We are open BY APPOINTMENT only and usually have an Open House the last...

We are open BY APPOINTMENT only and usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please check our weekly ad in Atencion for directions to the gallery and contact information. Please note: We are NOT a "Museum" or an "Attraction."

One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. It is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary. Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico. Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel.

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A Gem

This gallery is a gem. Starting with the site itself, in the countryside outside of San Miguel de Allende. The building/home is glorious and worth a visit alone and then there is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Marbella, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gallery is a gem. Starting with the site itself, in the countryside outside of San Miguel de Allende. The building/home is glorious and worth a visit alone and then there is the art! WOW! Some of it is funky, some macabre, some grotesque, all of it is beautiful and all of it is worth considering. The prices are reasonable,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gallery has one of the best, largest, and diverse collection of Mexican art, and it is available for purchase at reasonable prices. There are a lot of great galleries in San Miguel within walking distance of each other. This gallery is a short taxi ride away just north of the City, but if you are in that area to... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Miguel de Allende is home to many artists and Mexican culture aficionados, but to see these attributes reach their zenith in one fantastic locale you must visit the Galeria Atotonilco. Mayer and his wife have created an amazing home and folk art collection, and have a deep knowledge of Mexican artistic culture. The items displayed are of exquisite quality... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large selection of artwork, both traditional and contemporary art. Mayer Schaecter is informative and friendly. Definitely worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former docent at the American Folk Art Museum, I thought that I had seen the best. But no, I had not been to the Galleria Atotonilco. Now, I have seen the best, displayed in discreet sections that thrill the eye and the soul. At least as wonderful as the art is the fact that Mayer, the owner, pays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner and collector is Mayer Schacter who has a very large selection of art objects on display and sale-statues, ceramics, wood objects, folk art, glass art, carvings, religious articles--the list goes on. It is located a short distance from the Santuario of Antotonilco. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery is one of the outstanding places to visit in the San Miguel area just less than a half hour from the city. Not only is the gallery housed in a fabulous home owned by a very involved SM family, with a treasure trove of art pieces of their own, but their gallery is of the highest quality combined... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this place. We traveled to Tlaquepaque and San Miguel de Allende to see art. So glad a casual encounter led us to this place. It is open on weekends or by appointment only. Do check the hours. We were lucky to visit on open house weekend so saw more of his amazing collection. We have traveled in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to describe the amazing collection of major museum worthy examples of all varieties of Mexican folk art. You'll see the best examples of each of many traditional media. Set in an exquisitely landscaped compound, and partly housed in a widely published house, itself worth the short trip from SMA, this is a must see experience. The proprietor personally accompanied... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went to Mayer Shacter's house and folk art gallery in San Miguel on 5 acres. He is a very well known clay artist and huge supporter of the arts! Incredible architectural gem of a home with an extensive collection of craft. The property has magnificent landscaping with an attached gallery where they sell artwork in clay, metal, glass,... More 

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