Underwater museums in the Carribbean Sea
Swimming under water while watching sculptures is the new frontier of museography developed at the beginning of the millennium. Ecological collections of contemporary art situated in underwater parks have been formed in the Carribbean Sea during the last years.
Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is the first to be realized in 2006 in Grenada by the English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, who created a new under water museum, the MUSA, in 2009 in Cancun. The aim of these museums is to combine art with the aquatic environment and with its life forms. The sculptures become part of the seascape and are absorbed into the ocean, passing from inert statues to animated coral reefs. The human intervention is essential because it combines with water to create something which is alive.
The sculptures in MUSA , which are fixed to the seabed, are 500 and are made from specialized materials used to promote coral life.
After Jason Taylor deCaires, several other artists, each with his own style and through his artistic research, have collaborated with their works to expand the museum.