Spend any amount of time in Mexico, and you realize that Mexicans are enamored with paint, form, and color. Everywhere you look there is a detail, an adornment to even the most rudimentary of things. It is a true Mexican Mania that permeates the landscape: a pair of sneakers, a vase, a doorway. Thankfully, the Mexicans also recognize that Popular Art, as a whole, is an international form of expression, so they built a museum in the Southern Part of Mexico City that honors this universal form of human expression: The Museo Nacional de las Artes Populares (National Museum of the Popular Arts.)
You can visit the museum’s web-page here (Spanish Only) and enter a world where the street artist takes a rightful place along music, sculpture, and the ordinary. A truly extraordinary place, this is. Dope!