MEXICAN ART & NATIVE CRAFTS

From globally renowned artists to the immense talent of local craftspeople, Mexico is home to a world-class art scene.

With internationally acclaimed artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Leonora Carrington, Mexico’s art scene and abundance of museums rival Europe’s best cultural centers. Whether you are interested in visiting the large exhibits of Mexico City, gallery hopping on the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, or exploring the street art in Oaxaca, Mexico has a lot to discover.

Mexico’s art scene is also rich with local artisans. Each region of Mexico offers unique and original handicrafts that are a reflection of the history of the area. At Journey Mexico we pride ourselves in working closely with artisans who are happy to open up their workshops and to explain the intricacies of their work to visitors.

Today, artists still use the same techniques and skills that were used by thei ancestors hundred of years ago. Each region of Mexico offers a unique and original art that is a reflection of the history of the area.  In Oaxaca, the weavers, black ceramic artists, and wood whittlers create pieces that are not found anywhere else in the country.  In Michoacan, the bronze workers design spectacular works of art in this shiny metal.  In Puebla, the artists that craft Talavera pottery blend classic colonial patterns with more modern artistic expressions for table settings and custom pieces that are recognized worldwide.  In Southern Mexico, Mayan traditions of embroidered cloth, indigenous jewelery, and basket weaving are still being taught through inter-generational apprenticeship.  What better way to learn about these antique art forms and collect original samples than to visit the workshops of these contemporary artists who are keeping their ancient traditions alive.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

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Chiapas Indigenous Market Tours

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Hours: 4 - 8

Discover the indigenous markets of Chiapas with three fully immersive tours: to Tenejapa Market; to San Juan Cancúc Market; and to Zin... read more »

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Winter Holiday In Colonial Mexico

Take the ultimate Christmas adventure and discover authentic Mexico’s beautiful and joyous festive celebrations.... read more »

Oaxaca & La Guelaguetza – Mondays on the Hill

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Days: 6

Discover Oaxaca through the unique and traditional festival of La Guelaguetza. Experience and learn all about this celebration with a d... read more »

8-day Mexico City Architecture and Art Exploration

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Days: 8

Discover the vast array of art and architecture in Mexico City that features pre-Hispanic structures contrasted by contemporary 21st ce... read more »

3-day Huasteca Culture Trip Visiting Edward James’ Las Pozas

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Days: 3

The Xilitla and Gardens of Sir Edward James trip is a great extension to any Mexico City visit, visiting a surreal world full of whimsi... read more »

Oaxaca Native Crafts

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Days: 6

Immerse yourself in Oaxaca's rich traditions and cultures and visit the homes of different artisans on this Oaxaca Native Crafts trip..... read more »

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Colonial Mexico Trip: Exploring The Heartland

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Days: 7

Journey into the heart of Colonial Mexico in Guanajuato and Michoacan for an intimate experience with Mexico's history and lore...... read more »

Chiapas: A Journey Through Mexico Less Visited

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Days: 7

Chiapas: A Journey Through Mexico Less Visited provides a diverse look at Mexico’s Southwest and the Mundo Maya regions...... read more »