Polyforum Siqueiros

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Polyforum siqueiros
Foto: Victor Santacruz

The murals housed in Polyforum Siqueiros tell a great part of the its history, as a cultural, social and political space. You’ll see concerts, theater works, conferences, film showings and other cultural events.

Construction on the multifunctional building began in 1966 and was inaugurated in 1971, under the design of Manuel Suaréz y Suárez, and muralist David Alfaro Siquieros, for whom the space is named.

Highlighted rooms include:

El Foro Universal

Here you’ll find the world’s largest mural “La Marcha de la Humanidad” by David Aflaro Siqueiros, distinguished by its sheer mass: including 12 combined murals that amount to about 8,700m2 of space. 

Divided into four thematic areas: La marcha de la humanidad to la revolución democrática burguesa, La marcha de la humanidad to la revolución del futuro, Paz, cultura y armonía and Ciencia y tecnología, they talk about the metaphor of man and woman seeking a better society for all.  

The room in itself is a work of year that is revives itself each weekend with a spectacular light and sound show.

12 exterior murals

This consists of a dodecahedron also known as the “Diamond” or the “Star.” The pieces are complimented in high relief, and include El liderato, El árbol seco, El árbol renacido, El circo, Alto a la agresión, Moisés rompe las tablas de la ley, El cristo líder, La danza, La huida, Invierno y verano, El mestizaje, La música and El átomo

Wall mural

This wall commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Movimiento Muralista Mexicano (1921-1971), in which you’ll find portraits of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, José Guadalupe Posada, Leopoldo Méndez and Gerardo Murillo “Dr. Atl.” Among the portraits of Orozco and Posada hangs a sculpture by Armando Ortega.

Barda mural

Esta barda conmemora el cincuentenario del Movimiento Muralista Mexicano (1921-1971), en ella están los retratos de Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, José Guadalupe Posada, Leopoldo Méndez y Gerardo Murillo “Dr. Atl”. En medio de los retratos de Orozco y Posada pende una escultura realizada por Armando Ortega. For Siqueiros it represents a charred being that symbolizes the rebirth of man in spite of all his deaths.

Other spaces include the store, the theater and the administrative offices.  The space can be rented for private events.

By: Erika Salazar


Venue name: Polyforum Siqueiros
Address: Insurgentes Sur 701
Mexico City
Cross street: Filadelfia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 12pm and 2pm
Transport: Metrobús Polyforum
Price: $15
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