The CECUT – Tijuana Cultural Center

Another great spot not far from the border in Tijuana is the CECUT or Tijuana’s cultural center. The CECUT is home to multiple exhibit and concert halls as well as an IMAX theater.

Along with opera and piano concerts, in the past couple of years I have seen exhibits that featured work from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco. The museum often has exhibits that just do not come to San Diego or the states, which makes for great MyBaja experiences.

This last weekend we took a couple friends of ours to visit the current exhibits. We had a great afternoon! Our pictures are below. Currently there is a beautiful exhibit showcasing Mexican folk art from throughout Mexico. We also enjoyed a collection of contemporary pieces from Baja California artists.

There is a permanent exhibition, called "Museo de las Californias", which stores over 200 pieces and is a walk through the history of the Baja Peninsula and the state of California from the prehistoric period until the first half of the 20th century. Also there is a pre-Hispanic garden, called "Jardin Caracol (Snail Garden)" that contains sculptures from the different regions of the Mesoamerican cultures that inhabited south Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish Army.

Fun fact, the museums are free on Sunday! And reasonably priced every other day!