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Museum of cartoons

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Museum of caricatures located in an old Baroque building in downtown Mexico city. In 1612 this place was located the Royal College, but this building was built in the 70-ies of the 18th century. Some parts of the building were rebuilt during restorations and repairs. The facade is in Baroque style and a patio - a vivid example of the house of the 18th century. Opposite the main entrance is a long hallway that leads to the backyard. The Windows and doors of the facade are framed by a gray and white stone, and the top is full of floral ornament.

The Museum opened its doors in 1987. The main collection occupies one of the halls of the first floor, most of them exhibited there paintings are political in nature. They criticize deposed in 1910 President Porfirio Diaz. Most of the pictures belong to the brush of josé Guadalupe Posado. In the next "the Hall of Mexican expressive art", as a rule, temporary exhibitions.

The Museum has exhibited works of famous artists of Mexico, Jose Clemente Orozco and Frida Kahlo. On the top floor of the Museum there is a hall Mexican society of cartoonists. It houses temporary exhibitions and holds art workshops, conferences and book presentations.

It should be noted that not all of the Museum is devoted to caricature. Within its walls is carried out and thematic exhibitions, for example, the "Animation of the 20th century" or "Modern pirates." It often hosts seminars on the history and methods of caricature, the history of painting and graphics.