Museo Nacional De Arte, Mexico City

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Discover the country's artistic heritage at Museo Nacional De Arte, a treasured cultural institution housing a wealth of artworks from the colonial era and onwards. Located in the city's historical center, the museum occupies an impressive early 20th century Neoclassical building, originally home to the old Palace of Communications. It displays a large collection of Mexican art, dating from the mid-16th century to the present day. Themed galleries feature artworks showing the meeting and clash of cultures during the colonial era, the search for a Mexican identity during the Romantic period, and, finally, Mexican Modernism. To visit Museo Nacional De Arte on your holiday in Mexico City, and find out what else Mexico City has to offer, use our Mexico City.
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  • Worth a visit while in CDMX. Beautiful building housing many colonial era paintings & classical style sculptures.  more »
  • Gorgeous building with beautiful artwork. The building itself was worth a visit. Loved the artwork and will certainly go back  more »
  • If you only have a few hours then go directly to XX-XXI Century Mexican Art. Or take a full day to see the entire collection. The Velasco landscapes of then-Mexico City in the mid-late 1800s are...  more »
  • Everything from the outside to the contents of the museum is awesome. Centuries of Mexico's art history. Delightful artwork and information. The audio guide you can download at every room is the best thing ever invented. Great place for tourists and locals alike, and even better for students, specially of history or art related degrees. Delightful architecture, art and place to just hang out for a Sunday, for expample. Only one bad thing: Museum's security have no education at all. There's ways to point out and ask for things and these guys don't even know a single good one.
  • The gem among gems in Historic District in CDMX. Beautiful, majestic architecture of 1920s. Great art expositions, mainly Velasco and his mexican countryside and urban paintings, contemporary artists (some works of Tamayo, Dr. Atl, Rivera). Must visit!
  • I visited the MNA for the first time on my third trip to CDMX and I couldn't believe what I had missed on my previous trips. If you are interested in the art of New Spain (colonial name for Mexico and Central America) this is the place to go. If you're not into it then you will be after you go.
  • The technique of the paintings don't match those of Europe. Even the modern art were derivative of Europeans
  • There is a Dr. Atl exposition that is very complete and interesting. Other than that you will find the regular collections that make this museum a must if you are sightseeing in the downtown historical area. The building itself is worthwhile your visit.

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