THE FRANZ MAYER
Is a cultural trust administered by the Bank of Mexico, with a Board established by the German philanthropist and collector Franz Mayer.
For 32 years, this non-profit institution has been dedicated to preserve, research and present an extensive collection of books, paintings, and decorative arts which constitute Franz Mayer’s legacy, as well as other important collections, such as the Collection of Popular Art by Ruth D. Lechuga and William Spratling.
The museum is located in a unique 16th century building in the Historic Center of Mexico City, which belonged to the order of San Juan de Dios and functioned as a hospital until 1966.
The Franz Mayer Museum encourages innovation and creativity through researching, preserving and presenting art and design present in its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, the museum seeks to be an institution of excellence that provides experiences of knowledge and enjoyment to all publics, contributing to the formation and development of humankind.