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Colima University Museum of Folk Art

Museo Universitario de Artes Populares
Near downtown Colima, Mexico

This museum is located in a neighborhood known as “La Atrevida,” on the corner of Gabino Barreda and Manuel Gallardo Zamora streets. To get to here from downtown Colima, coming from Torres Quintero Square specifically, you need to walk 7 blocks up Gabino Barreda street. Then you will find the University complex known as “IUBA.” In this complex you will find the Pablo Silva García Theater and the craftsman’s terrace next to the Ma. Teresa Pomar University Museum of Folk Art.

The University Museum of Folk Art houses an important collection of Mexican folk art, unique of its kind in the country. All the branches of craftsmanship from Colima are on display in this University facility. Woodwork, textiles, vegetable fibers, saddlery, paperwork, ceramics, metalwork, traditional toys, and lapidary.

Guillermo Río Alcalá has a small studio within the Museum making artifact reproductions. His things are for sale – but I didn’t ask how much. Parts of this complex are also the schools of dance and music. Very interesting place.


University Museum of Folk Art
University Museum of Folk Art

Museum second floor
Museum second floor

Woven ware
Woven ware

Musical instruments
Musical instruments

Puppets
Puppets

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