The new Museum of Contemporary Art of Querétaro opened its doors on November 7
The new Museum of Contemporary Art of Querétaro opened its doors on November 7, 2018. It is located in the right room of the former convent of Santa Cruz.
The building was built during the seventeenth century. During independence it was the prison of Miguel Domínguez, and later the quarter of Agustín Iturbide; it was converted into a military barracks with the enactment of the Reform Laws, which was also the headquarters of Maximilian of Hapsburg.
The building was in charge of the Ministry of National Defense until 1946 and also operated as a primary school. In the 1990s, the federal government donated the site to the state for educational services, which it stopped lending in 2009 due to the deterioration it presented.
The property from the middle of the 20th century was declared an artistic and historical moment. It is part of the historical monuments area of Querétaro, inscribed in the list of UNESCO world heritage.
Manuel Acuña s/n, esquina con Reforma, Col. La Cruz, C.P. 76020, Querétaro, Querétaro