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Cancun Underwater Museum to Add 60 New Sculptures

Destination & Tourism | June 04, 2012

Cancun Underwater Museum to Add 60 New Sculptures

The Cancun Underwater Museum, located in the waters off Isla Mujeres, is getting ready to begin the third phase of its development with the introduction of approximately 60 new sculptures by artist Jason de Caires Taylor. The museum’s first 100 sculptures were unveiled in April 2010.

This summer, de Caires Taylor's newest sculptures include "Urban Reef,” a collection of architectural structures designed for individual inhabitants of the reef system that will be assembled underwater to create a street or suburban complex, and "The Last Supper,” which depicts a dining table carved from a rock outcropping and is laid with plates and cutlery featuring a large bowl filled with fruit and hand grenades as its center piece. Additional sculptures include "Phoenix,” the first kinetic sculpture in the MUSA collection, which is based on a female form whose wings are propagated with living purple gorgonian fan coral, and "The Listener,” which portrays a lone figure that is assembled entirely from casts of human ears molded during a workshop of local Cancun students.

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