From art to handicrafts: museums and galleries in the Riviera Maya
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Credit: SFER IK Museion
Let's start with SFER IK Museion, one of the best galleries you'll find in Tulum, inside the Azulik hotel. Here you will be invited to enter barefoot to interact with the concrete and vine floors. You'll find exhibits by world-renowned visual artists, where they are also offered art residencies from interdisciplinary projects culminating in new ways of experimenting and creating art. This gallery was opened by Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandson.
Credit: Gastón Charó Art Gallery
In Playa del Carmen you will find Gastón Charó Art Gallery, which was initially Charó's studio and later evolved into an exhibition space. Here you will find sculpture, painting, photography and jewelry by more than 40 national and international artists and you can buy the work of these creators.
Void, Jason Decaires Taylor
We cannot forget the famous MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art): Cancun is a popular destination among people who enjoy diving, but for a long time this activity has damaged the coral reef, so it was decided create this alternative, where you will not only be able to see 500 submerged installations but also how nature is making this exhibition its own by letting flora and fauna cohabit without interruption.
Credit: Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano
And if you are looking for a place where you can see 100% Mexican artistic expressions, don't miss the Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano inside Xcaret. The interesting thing about this exhibition is that you will find representative crafts from all over the country, thus capturing the creativity, ingenuity and detailed work of Mexican master craftsmen.
Legend has it that each object in this collection belonged to a very important landowner and his love for the country made him collect these pieces to remember each place.
The Riviera Maya has a lot of cultural offerings, so this is just a taste of everything you can see; we invite you to see our Hotels, Restaurants and Experiences sections so that you know more options and can plan an unforgettable trip.