Exterior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

  • Mexico City
  • MEX

About the Museum


Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Courtesy of Museo Soumaya. Fundación Carlos Slim

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Courtesy of Museo Soumaya. Fundación Carlos Slim

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

Courtesy of Museo Soumaya. Fundación Carlos Slim

Interior View, Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso

The Museo Soumaya occupies two buildings in Mexico City. As part of the Fundación Carlos Slim, it was established in 1994 with the aim of collecting, researching, conserving and exhibiting the artistic heritage of Mexico and Europe. The museum’s striking Plaza Carso building was designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, in consultation with Ove Arup and Frank Gehry, and opened in 2011. Raymund Ryan, curator of The Heinz Architectural Center, praised the building as ‘... an extraordinary structure rising up from the earth’s crust as a multi-dimensional icon’. Museo Soumaya currently houses the largest collection of works by Auguste Rodin outside France alongside old master paintings, including works by Titian and Artemisia Gentileschi; impressionist and avant-garde works by Monet, Picasso and more; as well as decorative arts from South America, Asia and Europe.

Collection Highlights


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Auguste Rodin

The Thinker
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Asian

Pagoda
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Jusepe de Ribera

St Peter in Penance
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Auguste Rodin

The Eternal Spring (or Zephyr and the Earth or Youth or Ideal)
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El Greco

The Tears of St Peter
Museo Soumaya Plaza Carso: Collection Highlights
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Auguste Rodin

The Thinker, 1800-1801
bronze with green and black patina
39406 Pagoda.jpg

JAVIER HINOJOSA

Asian

Pagoda, c. first half of the 20th century
carved and colored ivory
3411.1 San Pedro en penitencia.jpg

Jusepe de Ribera

St Peter in Penance , c.1630-1640
oil on canvas, carved frame, gilded with carved and gilded wood applications
105.1 La eterna primavera.jpg

Auguste Rodin

The Eternal Spring (or Zephyr and the Earth or Youth or Ideal), 1884
marble
lagrimas de san pedro.jpg

El Greco

The Tears of St Peter, c.1587-1596
oil on canvas, frame with monochrome wood profile with golden applications
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