Museo de la Caricatura

Art Cuauhtémoc
3 out of 5 stars
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
 (Foto: Alejandra Carbajal)
Foto: Alejandra Carbajal

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

This museum holds artwork related to Mexican politics from early last century up to date, this forgotten Cartoon Museum holds between walls a long political history of Mexico represented by drawings.

Twenty-five years after its inception, people who have seen it have not forgotten it (although you will not find more than five people in the room). It does need a little maintenance; the space looks old, dusty and sloppy.

Among the cartoons there are images of Porfirio Díaz, Lázaro Cárdenas, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Ernesto Zedillo and Vicente Fox, and a brief sample of some of the stories of one of the most important comics of Mexico: Memín Pinguín.

Visits are both boring and confusing, there’s this chornological disorder dilemma among artworks where you can be watching a cartoon of Zedillo, followed by Fox in 2004, and then September 11, 2001. Furthermore, while some pieces are "lucky" to have a vertical bar indicating the author's name and year of birth (which is rather a piece of paper stuck to the wall with tape), many other of them don’t even have this basic information.

After the visit, go to the cafeteria and try their Mexican snacks and refreshments or go to the souvenir shop, both of them looking straight out of the eighties. You can stay and hang out between cast furniture.

Pictures are interesting, but they lose value because of the area. One of many underserved museums that make the art pieces to remain in oblivion.

By: Paola del Castillo



Address: Donceles 99
Centro Histórico
Mexico City
Transport: Metro Allende y Zócalo
Price: students 20 pesos; teachers and senior citizens 15 pesos.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

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