- Las Pozas - The Edward James Wilderness Sculpture Garden
- The Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Museum
Edward James, patron to the Surrealist movement and wealthy dilettante who helped finance the Watts Tower renovation was the artist developer of this wilderness sculpture garden. 36 surrealist sculptures have been constructed out of concrete on 12 acres acquired in 1947. Also constructed were nine spring fed Pozas (pools).
Located a five hour drive from Tampico, near the town of Cuidad Valles.
Open all year, 9:00am till sunset. Guided Tours lasting 1hour and 15 minutes are available in Spanish, English or French. Admission is charged.
In November 2009, three sculptures were submerged in the Caribbean waters, off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico's eastern state of Quintana Roo, in a growing underwater display of art.
These sculptures are constructed from PH Neutral concrete which will attract natural aquatic growths and encourage new eco systems in an area coral reef that has been affected recent hurricanes. In October 2010, the lead artist Jason de Caires Taylor completed his plans to construct over 400 life size figurative works which are dotted around the region's national park.
Jason de Caires Taylor created the first Underwater Sculpture Park in Granada in 2006. To read about this sculpture project, visit the entry. To learn more about the artist, visit www.underwatersculpture.com.
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