There is a really fun museum in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City. It is called the National Museum of Popular Culture.
Inside and out the museum is filled with wonderful Mexican folkart. The colors are bright and plentiful, just the way it should be!
In the courtyard before you even pay to go in there is a huge tree of life to feast your eyes upon.
There are several buildings to the museum and on the day we went they were having a sort of fair. There were people selling all manner of things and there were Latin dance classes being held. It was a very festive environment!
Let's stroll through the buildings, shall we? I will show you some of my favorite things.
This was the tiniest shop I have ever seen and the details were amazing!
You just can't go wrong with this color scheme plus it is gorgeous!
Between two of the buildings there is a brightly painted mural called Dream Weavers. I don't understand it, but I do like it!
I think I might be able to keep up with some of these folks taking the dance class. Of course, Zumba has helped me with that. Now, should I tell you that I still, on occasion, accidently hit myself in the face, trip over my own foot, or step on my pant leg??? Nah. You don't need to know that.
In another building there were displays of artifacts from each of the different states of Mexico. Here are a few of my favorite ones.
Jalisco was my favorite!
I loved the tree of life that represented the state of Jalisco. I really liked the brightly colored flowers on it.
The roster was decorated in the same fashion as the tree and let's face it, who doesn't like a flower covered roster?? No one can resist that!