Friday, May 16, 2008

Museo Universitario de Artes Populares

This museum is located in a neighborhood known as “La Atrevida,” on the corner of Gabino Barreda and Manuel Gallardo Zamora streets. To get to here from downtown Colima, coming from Torres Quintero Square specifically, you need to walk 7 blocks up Gabino Barreda street. Then you will find the University complex known as “IUBA.” In this complex you will find the Pablo Silva García Theater and the craftsman’s terrace next to the Ma. Teresa Pomar University Museum of Folk Art.

The University Museum of Folk Art houses an important collection of Mexican folk art, unique of its kind in the country. All the branches of craftsmanship from Colima are on display in this University facility. Woodwork, textiles, vegetable fibers, saddlery, paperwork, ceramics, metalwork, traditional toys, and lapidary.

Guillermo Río Alcalá has a small studio within the Museum making artifact reproductions. His things are for sale - but I didn't ask how much. Parts of this complex are also the schools of dance and music. Very interesting place.

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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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