Located in a former monastery and hospital, the museum houses a collection of decorative and utilitarian arts that Mayer, a German-Mexican financier, amassed over his life--furniture, silver, ceramics, etc. Many of the pieces come from Europe, although the majority originated in Mexico, with a European flair that suggests they were for wealthy colonials.
|Jars, 18th c.|
|Adan Diaz, 1514-1519|
As an added bonus, the museum was hosting its seventh biennial exhibit of utilitarian ceramics. Some of my favorites are below.
|"Noche de estrellas," Erika Rocio Martinez Iraundegui|
|"Medusa," Carlos Vizcaino Guitierrez|
|"No somos iguales," Adrian Cruz Ramirez|
|"Tamul" and "Tulum," Ana Carolina Colin Garcia Guijosa|
|"Edoné Corset," EDM Fashion (Oscar Vazquez Alanis)|
|"Bules," La Chicharra and Justina Ricardez|
|"Ocho parades," Jose Luis Torres Flores|
|"Plato puzzole," Daniel Alejandro Cruz Vazquez|
|"Cactus," Javier Villegas. I'm wishing I had made note of the fish and shell shapes hanging on the wall; they look like they could be ocarinas.|
|"Las firmas del agua," Gloria Carrasco|
|"Experimentaciones a través del microscopio," Adriana Dias de Cossio|
|La Virgin, straight out of a picture book. Notice the donkey and cow, followed by the choir and instrumentalists.|