Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBO), Bogota

Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBO), Bogota (must see)

The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, also known as MAMBO, was founded between 1953 and 1957 by Marta Traba, Argentinian art historian and critic. It is located in the 1985 building, designed by architect Rogelio Salmona. The collection of the Museum of Modern Art is one of the richest of its kind in the country. It includes works from the late 19th century to contemporary pieces, not only from Colombia but also from all Latin America, Europe and the U.S. The international collection includes one of the famous silkscreens of "Marilyn" by Andy Warhol as well as works by Picasso, Bacon, Arp, Dali, Javacheff, Giacometti, Oldenburg, etc. The collection of Latin American Art is truly impressive and is one of the most representative in the continent. The museum also has one of the largest photographic collections in the country with nearly half a million items and pieces of graphic and industrial design. For now, these collections are displayed to the public only through temporary exhibitions.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm -5:00 pm.

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Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBO) on Map

Sight Name: Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBO)
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: San Diego Walk in Bogota  

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