The first gallery in the museum contains reproductions of pre-Hispanic murals and codices. Since those early civilizations used water based paints, it could be stated that history of water colors in Mexico goes all the way back to that era.
The next room contains Mexican works from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
"Xochimilco" by Ignacion Rosas, 1912
"Alegory" by Saturnino Herrán, 1915
Herrán is the only artist in the museum with whom I was already familiar.
There was an exhibit of his work at the Palace of Fine Arts last year.
The next room has a collection of some of the founder Alfredo Guati Rojo's works.
"The Church at Chimalistac"
Heading upstairs there is a gallery devoted to 20th century Mexican watercolorists.
"Market at Taxco" by Roberto Cueva del Río, 1975
"Interior of a Streetcar" by Luis Serrano, 1930
"Reading Quixote" by Erasto León Zurita, 1971
"Tepoztlán" by Irene Gevuzzo Gérard, 1988
Some of the paintings are in a more abstract style.
"Metamorphosis of a Frog" by Juan Antonio Madrid Vargas, 1995
"Watermelon" by María Eugenia Anduga
"Rhythm of Jazz" by Angel Mauro Rodríguez,1967
The final room of the museum is devoted to international artists.
"Oiled Paper Umbrellas" by Zhou Tianya, China
"Venice" by Mario Cooper, U.S.A.
"Traditional Fiesta" by Galina Sheetikoff, Brazil
Next to the museum is a separate building where special exhibit are shown. In my next entry I will write about the impressive show that was going on when I was there.