Starship Enterprise
The new museum looks a bit like a contorted hourglass-or a twisting torso isolated for close scrutiny, as in a drawing by michelangelo, the rest of the body nowhere to be seen.
Mexico City, over the last decade and a half, has been the anti-Bilbao. The Mexican capital sidestepped most of the major trends that transformed the art and architecture worlds following the 1997 opening of Frank Gehry’s branch of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, including the rise of the iconic art museum and the spread of photogenic buildings by globetrotting celebrity architects.


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