Learn about the history of MUSA sculptures

Do you want to know the history of the MUSA sculptures? Discover the reason for its existence, the various works that can be appreciated and its artists?

It is the perfect time to learn all about the MUSA sculptures. For starters, the artists of these beautiful works are Jason de Caires Taylor,Rodrigo Quinones Reyes, Salvador Quiroz Ennis, Karen Salinas and Lic. RobertoDíaz, who have chosen to make a total coral disclosure through their works, since they are designed to filter the nutrients from the water.

The Cancun-Isla Mujeres Marine Park is one of the most assisted marine coasts on the planet. More than 750 thousand visits a year, however, this would end up affecting the natural structures of the reefs. For this reason, the place of MUSA’s sculptural works aims to promote the recovery of its natural reefs by always offering a visit within the protected natural area itself.

The origin of MUSA

In 2009, the Underwater Museum of Art, in the area of ​​the waters that surround Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. This aspiration was carried out by Jaime González Cano, Director of the National Marine Park, together with Roberto Díaz Abraham, then President of Asociados Náuticos de Cancún and Jason from Caires Taylor, a renowned English sculptor.

The Museum aims to point out the relationship between art and science in the conservation of the environment. With a 420 m2 surfaceAll MUSA sculptures are embedded in the bottom of the seabed and are forged in materials used to promote coral life.

Evolution of MUSA sculptures under water

Under the waters of the Caribbean Sea there are more than 400 works, which submerged to almost three meters deep promote a different attraction both to tourists and to the inhabitants of the area. The great objective is the propagation of natural reefs and look for a reproduction of marine life in the peninsula.

It seeks to favor the colonization of marine life, as well as the increase in biomass. The Underwater Museum of Art in Cancun seeks to help the biodiversity and marine ecosystems.

Meet the incredible sculptures of MUSA

All the sunken structures in the Caribbean Sea have, apart from a purpose of preserving the flora and fauna of the area, an aesthetic and cultural objective. Given this, those who come to visit the MUSA sculptures, will be able to enjoy works such as “The Angel”, “The Last Supper” or “The Silent Evolution”Which is an inaugural project of the museum in which it is intended to show the change of the Mayan people through the years.


Other works that can be seen on a tour of the underwater world of MUSA is one of the most significant sculptures in terms of marine life conservation entitled “Man on Fire”. Other great sculptures can also be highlighted such as “La Jardinera de la Esperanza”, which is the silhouette of a Mexican girl, or “El Coleccionista de Sueños”, a captivating work made with hundreds of bottles that contain messages for future generations.

A museum created for diving

In the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, it is where corals and tropical fish live in harmony and you can even get to practice watersports such as diving and snorkeling which are two of the most sought after options when it comes to tour this museum However, the main attraction is enjoying the MUSA sculptures.

The theme park that is presented in the depths allows you to witness unique works. Such as those of Jason de Caires Taylor that intermingle with marine life in an incomparable and recommendable spectacle.