Museums are instrumental in democratizing knowledge, culture, and art since they contribute to cultural exchange with their valuable exhibitions.

Museums serve as a bridge to the past and into the future since their role not only focuses on conservation and research but through their tasks of exhibition and communication that contribute to the transformation of reality of the communities, they establish a permanent dialogue about what society was, is and it may be in the future.

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted museums, usually a crowded area, to close their doors to visitors temporarily. But thanks to the advent of technology, you can tour around different Mexican museums without leaving the comfort of your own homes!

Here are some museums in Mexico that you can visit virtually:

Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts

Inaugurated in 1934 with the name of the Museum of Plastic Arts, it is considered the first museum in Mexico.

The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts permanently displays 17 mural works by Diego Rivera, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Roberto Montenegro, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and Jorge González Camarena dating from 1928 to 1963. It also has an extensive program of temporary exhibitions and various activities for all audiences.

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Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1964 on the initiative of President Adolfo López Mateos, Museum of Modern Art aims to preserve and disseminate Mexican art from the 1930s. The museum has four rooms and three galleries, featuring the works of artists such as Frida. Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Emir Jair, Roberto Montenegro, José Clemente Orozco, Louis Henri Jean Charlot, Juan Soriano, Juan O'Gorman, Diego Rivera, among others.

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National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico

The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico is undeniably one of the most essential anthropological museums in the Americas, having significant cultural work. It houses archaeological pieces from all of Mesoamerica, a culture that existed before the European invasion.

The items that form the collection are a testimony of the country's ethnic diversity. The museum's art and archaeological remains reflect various aspects of Mexico's indigenous cultures.

If you wish to recover part of the history and culture of Mexico, visit this museum. The indigenous peoples are the highlight of the collection.

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Frida Kahlo Museum

Popularly known as the Blue House, this museum is dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The building in which this museum has been established is the very land where the artist's house once stood. It was where she lived for most of her life.

The most striking pieces in the collection are the paintings painted by Kahlo herself, mostly Kahlo's self-portraits. But this is not the only thing you will see in the Blue House: There are also objects on display that Kahlo used in her day-to-day life.

In this museum, you will also see the other side of Kahlo's artistry: her photography exhibition as well as samples of clothing and orthopedic appliances that Kahlo herself used. You will also spot a set of pre-Hispanic sculptures that the Mexican painter collected throughout her life due to her interest in Mexico's culture.

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