Tapatios and visitors to Guadalajara are flocking in large numbers to “En Casa con Mis Monstruos” (At Home with my Monsters), an exhibit that houses hundreds of objects that have in some manner influenced the life and work of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, a native of the city.
The show includes sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, comics, maquettes, film memorabilia and more. More than half the items are owned by the filmmaker, a self-confessed “collecting addict.”
“En Casa con Mis Monstruos” is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: 180 pesos at the Musa ticket office. Because of the expected high demand, all tickets issued have a specific entry time. (it is suggested that patrons arrive one hour early.)
It may not be possible to purchase tickets at the door for the same day. The first three weeks of June have been completely sold out, Musa officials say. Weekends are especially busy, they say. Weekday mornings have so far been the easiest time to find space.
Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster (by phone, online or at outlets) but carry a commission, costing 202.50 pesos in total. The show runs until October 31 at the Museo de las Artes (Avenida Juarez 975). For more information, see encasaconmismonstruos.com.