After some 15 months or so (It seems like it’s been forever) the Museo de Arte in Juarez is set to reopen this Thursday night (Aug 26) with a showing of some 63 pieces culled from 7 museums in the INBA world. Called Horizontes de Mexico, it will feature 150 years of work in a variety of formats focused (if I have this correctly) on the countryside. Work form artists such as Tamayo, Siquieros and others will show how Mexican artists over the centuries approached the question of depicting the landscape of Mexico.
The opening is scheduled to start at 6:30, and it will be as interesting to see the restored building as the works themselves. The museum, originally opened in the 60’s was actually supposed to be an architectural prototype for art musums through Mexico. The years have been somewhat unkind to it, but after a fire, it was decided take the opportunity o completely restore it. I have been looking fondly at the water recently returned to the the outside moat, and it will be interesting to see what they have done to the interior. -David Sokolec