Located in the San Juan de Dios Garden, on what was formerly the old San Juan de Dios Convent Hospital, the Museo Federico Silva is the first Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Latin America. Its wings spread over two floors, comprising works of Mexican master Federico Silva and several temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
Originally from Mexico City, Federico Silva was born on September 16, 1923. He got his start in the arts by way of self-learning, and with the good fortune of being invited by David Alfaro Siqueiros to be his assistant. He was a member of the Academy of Arts of Mexico, in the section of Sculpture in 1991. He was named as a Emeritus Creator of the National Council for Culture and the Arts in 1993, and he received the National Prize of Arts and Sciences in 1995.
The Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 6:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 2:00. Closed on Tuesdays.