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.
Use the itineraries below to generate ideas for your vacation. Each itinerary is completely customizable – you choose your dates, accommodations, activities and more to create your perfect Mexico holiday.
Discover the colorful Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in Oaxaca to experience the beliefs and traditions of life after death.