The Museum of Fine Arts in the City of Toluca occupies part of what was once the Convent of the Purísima Concepción de los Carmelitas Descalzos of New Spain.
The convent complex was built in the late 17th century and was best known as the Church and Convent del Carmen. Created in 1945, by the then Governor of the State, Mr. Isidro Fabela, it opened on September 7th of the same year with the aim of preserving and disseminating sacred and applied art of the 16th to the 19th centuries.
It has seven rooms of Baroque religious art, decorative and applied arts, and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
The sculptures, paintings, drawings, and other art objects highlight the works of Miguel Cabrera, Jose Juarez, Cristóbal de Villalpando and oil on wood from the 16th century attributed to Agnolo Bronzino Di (1503-1563). You can also appreciate polychrome wooden sculptures and embroidery of the 18th century, including an ivory Christ brought to America by the China Ship.
Services: Temporary exhibitions and artistic workshops.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. General admission is $10 pesos. Teachers, students, children are $ 5 pesos. Free admission on Sunday and Wednesday.