We were out for a stroll on Sunday when we happened upon a little museum in Mejorada Plaza, known as Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatan. Presently there is a show of photographs made by a German guy who came to Mexico in 1905 to make large-format landscape images, but stayed to take some good photos of the revolution in 1913. I especially enjoyed some of his landscape images which include native residents.
An example, depicting a man, a donkey, a volcano and some mountains off in the distance, is an image labeled Indigenous Next to his Burro in a Barn. (The barn is an A-frame structure only about two meters tall, sided with thatch, which mimics the shape of a distant volcano; the farmer, crowned with straw hat, is too tall to fit into the barn.) These photos are worth seeing. The photographer’s name is Hugo Brehme.
The other salas, upstairs, have some intricate and compelling craftwork: ceramics, jewelry, vestments, textiles, folk art, sculpture. We lingered and delighted ourselves with the work, which is mostly antique, but some is more recent. And there is a store on premises which offers some fine and affordable examples of the ongoing work being done in Mexico. The museum is located at c.57 y c.50-a, facing Mejorada park. It opens at 10 a.m. daily, except Mondays.