|Soumaya museum in Plaza Carso|
It is located in Plaza Carso, in Polanco. Plaza Carso (named after the first three letters of his name, Carlos, and the first two of Soumaya) is Slim's version of Rockefeller Center, a square surrounded by buildings hosting most of his companies' headquarters. The outside of the building has the shape of a trapezoid, inspired by Gehry's Guggenheim, and covered with 16.000 aluminium plates that reflect the sunlight.
The interior consists of 6 floors of galleries connected by a spiral ramp and a skylight at the top.
The museum hosts the world's largest private collection of Auguste Rodin's sculptures and Salvador Dalì's largest collection in Latin America.
In the atrium we can find Rodin's The Thinker and Diego Rivera's mural Bath in the River. There's also a giftshop and a Sanborn's cafeteria.
|Auguste Rodin's The Thinker|
|Diego Rivera's Bath in the River|
|Michelangelo's Pietà (cast)|
|Stocks of Slim's family company from 1934|
The second gallery hosts temporary exhibitions, like the 100 new artworks of the museum, which includes Joan Mirò's Personage in the Night.
|Joan Mirò's Personage in the Night (1960)|
Unfortunately, the fourth gallery which hosts the impressionists (Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, etc.) was closed during my visit.
The fifth gallery is dedicated to Mexican art, hosting paintings by Mexican muralists like Siqueiros and Tamayo.
|David Alfaro Siqueiros' The Father of the Fiirst Victim of the Cananea Strike|
|David Alfaro Siqueiros' sketch for the 3D mural The University for the People, The People for the University of UNAM's Rectory building.|
|David Alfaro Siqueiros' Coal Miners|
|Pre-hispanic pieces and sculptures|
|"My feeling is Mexican, my color is Mexican, my forms are Mexican, but my concept is a mix" -Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter|
|Salvador Dalì's Profile of Time|
Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra No. 303,
Col. Ampliación Granada México, D.F., 11529
Tel.: (+52 55) 4976 0173 and 4976 0175
Opening times: open everyday from 10:30 to 18:30 h