Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros

Art Polanco
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Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros
Foto: Miguel Etc.

Instead of leaving his house to his children or grandchildren, David Alfaro Siqueiros decided that it had to be a legacy for his country, a public art space for everyone. Thus, on January 29, 1969, Siqueiros converted this house into the Siqueiros Public Art Room, which would serve both to preserve his work as well as a center for the experimentation, analysis and exhibition of public art.

Today, the living room is a museum designed by architect José Castillo, where not only can Siqueiros’s heritage be appreciated in the murals, but also a space where the continuation of the political and social thought of contemporary art can thrive. A place where exhibitions of current contemporary artists, conferences, work tables and discussions - such as “Scrambled Eggs”, an opposing-views discussion held on the last Tuesday of every month – can blossom.

There’s also has a center for consultation and research, as well as a complete, albeit small, library, with several publications from the likes of Alias, Code, Textofilia, Tumbona, RM, Océano and Jumex.

By: Lucas Vernon


Venue name: Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros
Address: Tres Picos 29
Mexico City
Cross street: Hegel
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Transport: Metro Auditorio y Metro Polanco.
Price: $30
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