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Museo Amparo

Founded in 1991 in Puebla, Mexico
Director:Ramiro Martínez

The Museo Amparo is located in Puebla’s Historic Center, lodged in an extraordinary viceregal building, originally the San Juan de Letrán Hospital. Erected in 1538, it was the City’s very first health institution. Throughout the years, the ensemble of buildings that constituted the hospital were transformed into different institutions as well as into private homes. For the creation of Museo Amparo, the buildings were restored and incorporated according to an architectonic rescue project directed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. More recently, Museo Amparo celebrated its twentieth anniversary with an architectonic, museographic and pedagogic actualization, which was proposed by TEN Arquitectos, the firm led by Enrique Norten. The Museum’s actualization has the purpose of fulfilling contemporary society’s cultural demands and to offer a new experience to its visitors.

With the actualization of the Museo Amparo, Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias’ children continue her arduous work in the cultural field reflecting her commitment to art and to philanthropy. The care and attention that had been paid to the Museo Amparo’s collection under Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias’ visionary management, have now been extended to art made in the present. This means that the Museum has instituted a new acquisition policy focusing on collecting, showing and producing contemporary art exhibitions of recognized national and international artists as well as young promising art makers.

The richness of the experience of visiting the Museum’s collection is complemented with the opportunity to see, enjoy and learn from temporary exhibitions at the global level. In addition, the Museo Amparo offers recreational, creative, educative and research activities.

Because it is lodged in a building that has been qualified as historical heritage, for the great quality and relevance of its temporary exhibitions, for the wide variety of activities it offers and for the beauty of its museographical spaces, the Museo Amparo is considered to be one of the most important cultural and exhibition centers in Mexico.

17.10/2015 – 08.02/2016 – Enrique Ramirez – El Tiempo, el ánimo, el mundo – encuentros latinoamericanos no.1
29.11/2014 – 16.02/2015 – Creación y restauración: Lo singular y locomplejo del arte – Pinturas de la colección virreinal del Museo Amparo
15.11/ 2014 – 16.02/ 2015 – Autoconstrucción – Abraham Cruzvillegas.
31.10/2014 – 26.01/ 2015 – La voluntad de la piedra – Programa BBVA Bancomer MACG 3ª Edición
18.10/2014 –  16.02/ 2015 – Lo que no vemos lo que nos mira – Gabriel de la Mora
10.10/ 2014 – 16.02/ 2015 – La imaginación sin límites – Obras prehispánicas del Museo Amparo
30.08 – 17.11 / 2014 – Vórtice – Marcela Armas
21.06 – 12.10 / 2014 – Micromegas – Pablo Vargas Lugo
14.06 – 29.09 / 2014 – Intento de conservación – Carlos Bunga
24.05 – 29.09 / 2014 – América Latina 1960-2013. Fotos + Textos
14.12 de 2013 – 28.04 / 2014 – Ecos: Testigos y testimonios de la Catedral de Puebla

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