I’ve lived in Mexico for many decades and have seen major changes in this exciting city. It is purported that Mexico City has more museums than any other city in the world, and it wouldn’t surprise me if that were true. Of course Mexicans love to break records (such as hosting the greatest number of Michael Jackson imitators in one place, the largest tamal in the world, the biggest outdoor ice skating rink, etc., as verified by Guinness Book of World Records), but whether this is a truism or not in the case of museums, my blog – Mexican Museums and Mavens – has as its goal to explore the many museums scattered around the metropolitan area, as well as reporting on cultural activities and the fascinating people who make them happen. Focusing on the positive things happening in the D.F. (there is too much negative publicity on the city and country in newspapers, radios and tvs everywhere), I hope to share with you all sorts of amazing spots I have personally visited – temporary and permanent exhibits and museums, archaeological zones, cultural centers, lesser visited sites about town, ongoing activities, everything related to culture in the Big Enchilada – a mix of information and opinion to help you better get to know one of the most populous cities in the world.
Note about the name of my blog: So you’re asking yourself, what in the world is a maven? According to the dictionary, a maven (often spelled as mavin, since it is the transliteration of a Yiddish word) is a “trusted expert in a particular field who seeks to pass knowledge to others.” Thus, I have chosen not only to write about museums dotting the urban horizon of Mexico City, but also about the many people (contemporary and long gone) who make the capital city and Mexican culture what it is today.