The Cancun Underwater Museum, above, has become one of the world's most famous diving sites.

A New Exhibit at Cancun’s Underwater Museum

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 27, 2016

Cancun’s Underwater Museum of Art has a new addition.

The undersea art museum has unveiled its newest exhibit: “Vestigios” by Elier Amado Gil, the museum’s current resident artist.

According to Gil, the pieces “evoke the future” by showcasing humanity’s ecological footprint and our impact on the natural world.

One of Gil's pieces before it was submerged.

One of Gil’s pieces before it was submerged.

The exhibit is composed of three sunken relief artwork pieces, intended to represent fossils.

The park, which was founded in 2009, was aimed at preserving the coral reefs on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

All of the artwork is made with materials that are safe for marine life and encourage the formation of artificial reefs. It includes more than 500 submerged works of art.

— Caribbean Journal staff

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