The Vitro Glass Museum
The museum keeps and preserves glass artifacts related to the history of glass manufacturing in Mexico. This place educates its visitors of the heritage in this interesting industry.
A tribute to the history of glass in one place. Established in 1989 and located in the original Vitro Factory at Vidriera Monterrey SA, the Glass Museum has kept and preserved artifacts related to the history of glassmaking in Mexico as well as the history it left to the country.
Visiting the "Home of the Mexican Glass" is to embark on a chronological journey through the many phases of glassmaking in Mexico. The first floor introduces the traditional European glass, between the 16th and the 19th centuries, the arrival of glass to our continent and its comparison to European production. Pulquero glass, of Mexican origin, is one of the main attractions on this floor.
The second floor exhibits popular and industrial glass. The gallery holds many copies of handmade glass, produced by both anonymous artists and renowned names, such as the Ávalos family and the Abundis workshop.
In addition, on this floor there is a 19th century pharmacy and a series of pharmaceutical glass of its era, as well as an exhibition that recreates the workshop of Claudio Pellandini and Víctor Marco, the stained-glass pioneers in Mexico from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Finally, this floor has three rooms dedicated to industrial glass in Mexico, exhibiting the first series of glass products produced at Vitro's subsidiary, VPM LAN Planta García.
The top floor of the museum holds the permanent collection of contemporary glass art, made from the art work of local, national and international artists.