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Palacio Nacional

At over two hundred meters long, the baroque facade of the Palacio Nacional stretches impressively along the entire eastern edge of the Zócalo. It is from the main balcony of this august building that the president shouts the “Grito de Dolores” on the eve of Mexican Independence to the tens of thousands of people crowded [...]

Impressive Architecture at the Museo de Antropología

I believe that the Museo Nacional de Antropología is wonderful to visit, not only for the amazing pre-Hispanic artifacts it houses, but for the building itself, designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and completed in 1964. It’s peaceful to walk around the large central courtyard, the design of which impresses me no matter where I’m [...]

Historias de Amor

This Thursday the Museo Universitario del Chopo is opening an exhibition brought to Mexico City by the Spanish organization Asociación Cultural Visible. The main purpose of this association, and thus, of the exhibition, is to open spaces for the GLBT community in order to achieve visibility and change the way that the broader society conceives [...]

Tamara de Lempicka at the Fine Arts Museum

Macha Mexico has been neglecting this exhibit for no reason, but fortunately it’s still time to go. Tamara de Lempicka was a talented Russian painter from the 1930′s, who rubbed elbows with Josephine Baker, Amedeo Modigliani, and Diego Rivera, among others. So there couldn’t be a better place for this exhibit than the building of [...]

Semana Cultural Lésbica Gay

As part of the annual GBLT Cultural Week, a series of activities will take place in Mexico City starting this month. This annual event has had to deal with a series of obstacles since 2003, including the death of its original organizer, the activist José María Covarrubias, and the refurbishment of the Museo del Chopo, [...]

Femme Dream Date: Museo del Calzado

More than two years past between when I first read about the Museo del Calzado in the Moon Guide to Mexico City‘s section on “Surreal Mexico City” and the day I finally set foot inside this delightful museum dedicated to shoes. The museum, which is run by Centro Historico shoe emporium El Borceguí–an institution unto [...]

Mexican Families

The concept of “family” has been changing over the years. Around the globe, the traditional model of dad-mom-children is not the only example to follow anymore, and Mexico is not an exception in this trend. An example of this is the series of photographs taken by Óscar Sánchez since 1996 of queer families living in [...]

Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum

I did not make it to Diego Rivera’s pre-Hispanic art museum Anahuacalli on my first, second, or third trip to Mexico City. Like the Cloisters museum in New York, often passed over by non-medievalists in favor of the better known cousin, the Metropolitan Museum, Anahuacalli’s relatively inconvenient location and decidedly non-contemporary focus mean visitors will [...]