Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City

Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City

Located on the East side of Chapultepec Park, to the left of the Paseo de la Reforma is a repository of paintings, lithography, photography and sculpture by Mexican artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Museo de Arte Moderno was designed by renowned Mexican architects Rafael Mijares and Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The main museum has a round design with two floors and a central stairway. The institution has six galleries featuring a range of artistic masterpieces under sky-lit rotundas. The building has a permanent collection of paintings by the great 20th century Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, Gelsen Gas, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and Vladimir Kora among others. The surrounding gardens have many examples of free-standing works of eminent modern Mexican sculptors. The works of the three great muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo are also showcased at the museum. The institution also hosts some of the finest temporary Mexican and international modern art collections. 'Las dos Fridas' by Frida Kahlo and 'La Vendedoras de Frutas' by Olga Costa are the world-renowned works of art featured in the collection.

The museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Guided tours are conducted around the exhibits for the benefit of visitors. Informative reference books are also 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.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10:15am-5:30pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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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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