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This is a super cool museum. You will need reservations, I believe, but worth it. Set in a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VisitSanMiguel
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
One visit doesn’t begin to scratch the surface

This museum evolved out of a personal collection that spans decades. The masks on display are not... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

A very informative experience you do need to book an apointment it was 50 pesos ($4.00) which goes to a local charity

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Collection is worthy of a Big, city museum! The Masks are from all over Mexico, collected through out the owners lifetime of living in Mexico. Wonderful descriptions, videos etc.

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Is there some large community of people out there for whom masks are their thing? I don't know about that, but I do know that Mexican masks are not "my thing" and I got a great deal out of this museum. This small, by-appointment museum features an extensive private collection of masks made by the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Most are no more than 40 or 50 years old, but a couple date back about 100 years. The masks are arranged primarily by ethnic group or celebration and are labeled with explanations of their cultural origins and contexts. They are primarily worn during festivals, and so you'll get a sense of how various indigenous populations have celebrated things such as Christmas, death, harvests, sexuality, Spanish conquest, African slavery, and Christianity. You may come here just to see the incredible folk art, which is well worth your time, but you can also get a great introduction to Mexico's native populations and their cultural contributions to the nation. I was very impressed.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

You have to make an appointment to see this wonderful private collection. Allow lots of time to look at them all and read the descriptions that provide a cultural context. This is a place to learn about the role of masks in this colorful culture. Not a great place for kids although the folk art shop upstairs has some things kids would love.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Kikoenmexico
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

So much information about the masks and the dances and the indigenous Mexico. Bill has an array of masks and a story to go with all of them.

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Barbara V
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