Mexico City: Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Per my cousin’s recommendation, I dedicated an entire day to wandering through the Museo Nacional de Antropologia (the National Museum of Anthropology). Luckily, it was only a five minute walk from our hotel so I got there as soon as the museum opened and had the place to myself while I walked through the first few galleries. Admission was free, but I did pay for the English audio tour (75 pesos/$5.50). I never like reading in museums because the lighting is always dark which gives me a headache after about thirty minutes. Unfortunately, the audio tour map was extremely hard to follow and I often found myself searching for the artifacts that went along with the description. By the second or third room, I just pressed numbers for items I knew were in the room even if I didn’t know which item it was. I wish the recording would have played continuously so that I could wander aimlessly with it in the background. But life isn’t perfect all the time!!
On the walk home I finally took a photo of one of the many public sculptures that I adored on Reforma Avenue. The series of twenty-four bronze sculptures are by Jorge Marin. My favorites are of men in various poses with extremely long beaks. I wish I had one of these in my living room.