MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto, Mexico City

4.0
#50 of 115 in Museums in Mexico City
The Museo del Objeto del Objeto, or MODO, is a museum in Mexico City and the first museum in Mexico dedicated to design and communications. It was opened in 2010 based on a collection of commercial packaging, advertising, graphic arts, common devices and many other objects dating back to 1810 collected by Bruno Newman over more than forty years. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of its collection of more than 30,000 items from two centuries, and it is dedicated to the research in the history of design and communications, as well as the promotion of collecting in general. The museum offers workshops, seminars, conferences and other activities intended to promote design and communication.OrganizationThe Museo del Objeto del Objeto is part of a long tradition in Mexico City of collectors who donate their collections in order to found or expand museums. Art collectors and other kinds of collectors have been behind museums such as Soumaya, Franz Mayer, Museo del Juguete and others. Collectors have also been important to the development of state museums in the country as well. The museum is a private entity under a foundation of the same name, which was founded by Bruno Newman, a collector and founder/director of Zimat Communications in Mexico City. The museum is one of several efforts in the country to promote and consolidate information about the history and culture of commercial design in Mexico.Newman’s collection forms the basis of the museum foundation’s mission, which is to encourage the research and promotion of communication and design in Mexico. MODO is considered to be the first of its kind, with many of its objects not normally displayed in museums in the country. It focuses on the analysis of its collection and similar objects using the principles of design and communications as well as the use of new technologies. The museum is also dedicated to the support of collectors of every day objects, promoting formal arrangement and study of the objects collected. One reason the museum promotes collecting is that very often items related to design and communication are simply thrown away as junk, such as 1980s sneakers and 1970s skateboards.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mexico City using our trip planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto
map
Places to stay near MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto
MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
30 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • It is a small museum located in Northern Rome. Entry costs 50 pesos per person. It runs quickly and easily. I saw the exhibition of Mexican drinks. Very well cured and interesting, is a journey in time, and for me, that I am not Mexican allows me to delve into the culture of the country. Best thing is that having temporary exhibits you can go whenever there is any that catches your attention. Good weekend plan while touring the area.
    View original
  • They have temporary exhibitions with different in a relaxed and very Mexican themes. If you are interested in objects, its design and its history, it is likely that stops you with valuable information in this place. Won't take you more than one hour to visit it, as the building is small. Purpose of the building, its restoration also has some historical value for those interested in architecture. I saw the exhibition "what you take? Mexican beverages"and I spent it very well, I must say that the texts of the certificates, although rich in information, were widespread; a strike there.
    View original
  • In an art nouveau building in Colonia Roma is a small museum bizarre if we but fun and intriguing. It is dedicated to communication design. There are about a hundred thousand items of the collection from the early 1900s to the present day and are presented, the majority, with rotating exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18 with entrance of MXN 50. Worth an hour of your time.
    View original
Google
  • The exhibitions change; when I visited, the whole museum was devoted to Mexican soccer/futbol. Everything was in Spanish, but it was quite easy to understand and enjoy the displays. The gift shop is quite good, too.
  • I walked all the way to this museum and was really looking forward to it when they wouldn't accept my mastercard because it had a "chip". They refused entry. Very unclassy place.
  • Very cute museum with different exhibitions. Be sure to lock your love outside!
  • Great space, well curated exhibition.
  • Very cool museum! The topic was sexuality and other and it's taboo nature such as toys and more.

Plan your trip to Mexico City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Mexico City by other users

7 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Cuba & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA April, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Mexico City BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Mexico & Belize BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Mexico & Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM BELIZE September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans