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José y Tomás Chávez Morado Museum

Silao

Founded in 1999, the site is in the old Chávez Morado brothers house. It’s possible to explore the visual artists’ father grocery and liquor store, called “El Siglo XX” (Twentieth Century), set up to display more than 400 works including painting, sculpture, drawing and engraving.

Watching the chronologically exhibited objects—sketches, blueprints, photographs and bronze sculptures—you will realize the historical and artistic importance of both personalities. Don’t forget to take a look at the mural set in the what was once the house garden.

Silaoan artists produced very important works throughout the Mexican territory. In José’s case, stand out the murals he made on the walls of UNAM’s Facultad de Ciencias in Ciudad Universitaria—“El Regreso de Quetzalcóatl” (The Return of Quetzalcóatl) and “La Conquista de la Energía (The Conquest of Energy), the latter 10 meters high.

For his part, Tomás stood out thanks to his sculpting creation. Among his most recognized works are those he made, along with his brother, in Mexico City’s Centro Médico Nacional, as well as the decoration to the umbrella pillar lining in the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology), also in country’s capital.
Founded in 1999, the site is in the old Chávez Morado brothers house. It’s possible to explore the visual artists’ father grocery and liquor store, called “El Siglo XX” (Twentieth Century), set up to display more than 400 works including painting, sculpture, drawing and engraving.

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Watching the chronologically exhibited objects—sketches, blueprints, photographs and bronze sculptures—you will realize the historical and artistic importance of both personalities. Don’t forget to take a look at the mural set in the what was once the house garden.

Silaoan artists produced very important works throughout the Mexican territory. In José’s case, stand out the murals he made on the walls of UNAM’s Facultad de Ciencias in Ciudad Universitaria—“El Regreso de Quetzalcóatl” (The Return of Quetzalcóatl) and “La Conquista de la Energía (The Conquest of Energy), the latter 10 meters high.

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