Mexican funerary art and the Museum of Death

Mexican funerary art and the Museum of Death

In the world, there is no other Museum dedicated to the exhibition of the iconography of death

In the heart of the city of Aguascalientes there is a Museum that is unique in its kind, since there is no knowledge of another similar venue in the world dedicated to the exhibition of funerary art.

It is the National Museum of Death, inaugurated in 2007, with support from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.
In its beginnings, it only housed the personal collection of master Octavio Bajonero Gil, which he donated to this place. Bajonero Gil was one of the most prominent graphic artists in Mexico at the end of the 20th century. The Museum of Death exhibits around two thousand pieces of art, made in different techniques such as engraving, sculpture, object art and painting. , among others, representative of mortuary festive folklore; not only from the Mexican Republic, but from other regions of Latin America. These works are distributed in the Calaveras Popular Art Room, Multipurpose Room, Funerary and Ritual Popular Art Room, Historical Room, Neo-pre-Hispanic Popular Art Room, Mesoamerican Popular Art Room and Multipurpose Room, to mention a few.

Admission to this Museum costs 40 pesos for the general public and 20 pesos for children, students, teachers, seniors and people with disabilities. On Wednesdays admission is free.

Subsequently, the Museum enriched its collection with the collection of master Daniel Mercurio López Casillas, who has collaborated as a curator at the National Museum of Prints, in Mexico City; as well as in the José Guadalupe Posada Museum and the National Museum of Death itself, in Aguascalientes.
The National Museum of Death is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with last access at 5:00 p.m.