New Art Adds to Cancun Underwater Museum

This summer, the Cancun Underwater Museum will begin its third phase of development, with the introduction of approximately 60 sculptures from artist Jason de Caires Taylor By: Kelly Rosenfeld

This summer, the Cancun Underwater Museum will begin its third phase of development, with the introduction of approximately 60 sculptures from artist Jason de Caires Taylor.

Located in the waters off Isla Mujeres, the Cancun Underwater Museum is the world’s largest underwater museum, currently exhibiting over 400 marine-safe sculptures. Created to facilitate the self-preservation of natural coral reefs, the museum strives to portray the cycle of life and the human conditiovn. Since 2010, sculptures have been sunk to the bottom of the ocean in two phases, with marine life moving into the area and bringing it to life.

Next, eco-sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor will submerge new art that will continue to fulfill the museum’s goals of redirecting tourists away from fragile natural habitats and encouraging the formation of an artificial reef. www.cancun.travel

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