Museum of the Baroque
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The Baroque was one of the most prolific periods in Western history. During the 17th and 18th centuries it permeated political and economic systems and transformed the conception of nature through innovations in thinking, creating, viewing, and lifestyle.
The Baroque is also an aesthetic understanding of contemporary existence. It’s a sensibility that allowed for a revolution in thought and creativity, which is revealed again in the eyes of philosophers, artists, and intellectuals through their various modes of expression: visual arts, fashion, literature, advertising, mass communication, economy, tourism, and science among others. (+)
Art and History
Promoting knowledge of historical, scientific, and cultural events that had repercussions on art, detailing the close times between the Spanish motherland and the Viceroyalty of New Spain; showing the relevance of the Baroque in today’s culture, art, and daily life, including music, theatre, fashion, literature, and architecture
Art and Society
Illustrating relevant political, economic, and social aspects and their impact on art, highlighting the aesthetic and cultural codes that arose from viceregal and mestizo contexts that ethnically and culturally consolidated our identity
Art and Space
Showing the geographic diversity of Baroque art; its distinctive local and regional traits, taking into account the technical advances that made it possible for ships to regularly ply the seas, as a precedent of globalization, resulting in syncretic works of art