ART & DESIGN

Artchitect Fernando Romero


Photographs: Todd Eberle

What happens when the son-in-law of the world’s wealthiest man designs a museum dedicated to his late mother-in-law? Drama! And Mexico’s most talked-about new building. Click here to read the full article.

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Architect Fernando Romero at the entrance to his studio in Mexico City.

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The Soumaya Museum’s exterior comprises 14,475 hexagonal aluminum plates arranged in a computer-designed honeycomb pattern.

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Carlos Slim, Soumaya Slim de Romero, and Romero in front of the Soumaya Museum.

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A reproduction of Michelangelo’s Pietà (the original is in the Vatican)

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The exterior

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Broad, spiraling ramps give way to expansive gallery spaces

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The Thinker, from Slim’s collection of Rodins, the largest outside of France, awaits installation in the atrium.

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The museum’s entryway.