Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City

Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City

Situated on the eastern side of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the Paseo de la Reforma, lies a repository showcasing an impressive collection of paintings, lithography, photography, and sculptures crafted by talented Mexican artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Designed by the acclaimed Mexican architects Rafael Mijares and Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, the Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) boasts an elegant round structure with two floors interconnected by a central stairway. Within its walls, six galleries proudly display a diverse array of artistic masterpieces beneath sky-lit rotundas.

The museum's permanent collection is a treasure trove of paintings by illustrious 20th-century Mexican artists, including Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, Gelsen Gas, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Vladimir Kora, and other remarkable talents. Additionally, the surrounding gardens play host to numerous free-standing works created by prominent modern Mexican sculptors. The museum pays tribute to the legacies of three great muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, with captivating exhibits of their renowned creations.

As an integral part of its offerings, the institution proudly presents exceptional temporary Mexican and international modern art collections. Among its most celebrated pieces are "Las dos Fridas" by Frida Kahlo and "La Vendedoras de Frutas" by Olga Costa, both of which have earned global recognition.

The museum warmly welcomes visitors and offers guided tours to enrich their experience of the exhibits. For those seeking further insight, an extensive collection of informative reference books is available at the library.

Why You Should Visit:
A great opportunity to explore the endless creativity of modern Mexican artists.
The infrastructure includes baggage storage, nice and pleasant coffee-shop, good bookshop, lavatories, lift, and access for disabled persons.

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Sight Name: Museum of Modern Art
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico (See walking tours in Mexico City)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
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Historic Center Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Zona Rosa Walking Tour

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One of its most famous...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles

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