Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno), Mexico City

(3.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Visit Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) to witness impressive artworks by world famous artists, such as Frida Kahlo. Opened in 1964, the museum contains roughly 3,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings. For its time, the museum stands out as an architectural masterpiece. The building's architects created a sense of fluidity between the interior and exterior by liberally using striking materials, such as glass, white marble, raw flint, aluminum, and fiberglass in its construction. Plan to visit Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mexico City attractions using our Mexico City vacation planner.
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  • Found me it ridiculous that would have closed the room displaying the pictures more important collection by remodeling and not you could see neither one of these, should adapt another area to display them meanwhile. I imagine the disappointment so great that they must feel foreign tourists to visit the Museum and find only temporary exhibitions that sincerely is not what one you are interested in this place. Does not seem worthy of the Museum of modern art more important of the country.
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  • This smaller museum can be seen in about an hour. It has six main exhibits, four large, two small. Monstruosismos exhibit was very unusual and interesting. The central atrium skylight is a great photo...  more »
  • I visited this museum on one of my visits to Polanco and in fact, is a museum that does not reflect the richness of Mexican arts. For starters, it's a small museum, old and poorly lit. The exhibitions that were available had a sloppy, lacked a masterpiece, an elegance that would give more life. There is a outside with some installations and works that called me more attention than what was exposed internally.
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  • This is THE Art Museum to visit while in Mexico City. Amazing modernist building from the 1960's that showcases a permanent collection of the big name in Mexican Modern Art: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Orzozco, Siqueiros and Tamayo. Also a great place to discover other not so-well known (at least abroad) but interesting and amazing artists from the XXth Century. Montenegro, Izquierdo, Rodríguez Lozano, Goeritz, Mérida or Gironella. The temporary exhibitions are usually flawless and relevant, covering painting, sculpture, architecture, fashion or even design. Walking through the sculptures garden on a sunny day is pleasant and rewarding. The restaurant in the Tamayo Museum, just across the street is perfect to have lunch after the visit.
  • This museum was a pleasant surprise. I love modern art and have visited many museums around the world; I must say, this museum can compete with top-notch establishments. They have a handful of works by a few prominent artists; the rest of the collection is by lesser-known artists; regardless, I found the collection to be exquisite. The curator has an eye for aesthetic. Definitely worth a visit.
  • It's a really small museum with four exhibits that are usually very well curated except for one that was just cryptical. I visited while the Balenciaga exhibit was there and it was a good experience over all
  • A museum will always be an excellent place to go. Visit it !!!
  • Mexico City's most undervalued museum. It's awesome!