After a number of years of being closed, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San José del Cabo Marine Museum has finally reopened to tourists. As part of the reopening, it is debuting an exhibition of paintings by local artists capturing the realistic and abstract vision of life under the sea.
The Fondo Marino Undersea Exhibition
A new “Fondo Marino” undersea life art exhibition will be the focal point of the Marine Museum’s long-awaited grand reopening to the public. The exhibition highlights the artistic work of a number of local Los Cabos artists.
Inspired by the call of the sea, artists were asked to envision the emotion of the ocean and the seabed of the Los Cabos region. What the artists created was a number of abstract and realistic paintings that tell the story of the sea and its critical link to the local community.
They instinctively captured not only the animal life but also the culture and traditions of the Los Cabos region through the unique beauty and diversity of the undersea marine world.
The Trendy Los Cabos Art Scene
Los Cabos is quickly gaining worldwide recognition as an artist hotspot. A month-and-a-half-long art festival will start next month, and tourist activities such as art walks take place every Thursday from November to June from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Marine Museum reopening gives local artists another outlet to share their paintings and local culture with Los Cabos visitors.
Snorkeling is the inspiration for the Fondo Marino exhibition. It brings the undersea life off of Los Cabos to the land for tourists of all ages to enjoy. It complements the popular snorkeling tours that are available for tourists to Los Cabos while adding a unique abstract dimension to the experience only captured through the lens of art.
The call of the sea is a popular art topic for many local artists in Los Cabos. The community relies on the sea for much of its culture and lifestyle. Los Cabos tourists come from around the world to the destination attracted by water activities in addition to snorkeling – from surfing and stand-up-paddle boarding to kayaking and world-class sportfishing.
A Community Teamwork Rebirth Story
The reopening of the Marine Museum is a significant achievement for the entire San José del Cabo community on its own.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the reopening of the museum was in question when the tourist numbers dropped. The community instinctively saw the museum as an important outlet for local artists and worked together to get the museum reopened for tourists.
A significant part of the support for the reopening of the museum came from Jardin del Arte, a collective group of local artists that support efforts to bring more art to the local community and tourists.
Members of the Jardin del Arte exhibited at the nearby popular tourist plaza, Plaza Mijares, and saw the critical need to reopen the nearby Marine Museum.
The mission of Jardin del Arte specifically focuses on creating cultural spaces, promoting local artists, and forming new talent among artists in the Los Cabos region. Without their participation in the reopening of the free space for local artists, the Marine Museum would not be available for tourists to visit.
The Marine Museum and the talent of local artists also received important support from Irene Roman Salgado, the general director of the Los Cabos Institute of Culture and Art.
How to Visit
The Fondo Marino exhibition at the Marine Museum will be available for tourists to visit from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. The admission fee is being waived for tourists. The museum is conveniently located on Alvaro Obregon near Plaza Mijares.
Tourists are invited to visit the museum and immerse themselves in the beauty and fantasy of undersea life through the eyes of local artists from all over Los Cabos.
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