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

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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. Use our Mexico City trip builder website to add Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) and other attractions to your Mexico City vacation plans.
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  • September 22, 2017
    It is a relatively small museum, it has a garden with sculptures, I keep very interesting works, it is ideal to go with children older than 5 years, who are patient and have concern for painting. I recommend it enough, his visit is not very extensive, and everything is perfectly tidy and illuminated.
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  • August 25, 2017
    Second time to this museum and well worth the trip as many new works on display plus a couple of really good temporary exhibitions (one featuring Rufino Tamayo work which was handy as his museum down ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The place is a beauty. However samples are boring because there different works that provoke emotion or doubt. Always same parts and the new rooms with uninteresting parts. A collection of objects without any order or related. It seems to me very badly cured. A sample of sculptures which is not attractive. Do not return.
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  • December 31, 2016
    I'm sure this is a great museum, but it's horribly operated. The front desk took our money, told us we had 45 minutes left before closing, but then denied our entrance to any exhibit. We immediately went back to get a refund, but were told that isn't possible. The guy was literally counting cash in front of us and said a refund was impossible without a formal request on another day (we had a flight the next morning). No manager was nearby to help. To top it all off, their cash-only policy meant I didn't have the money for street tacos on the way home.
  • April 22, 2017
    A must see, they have one of most famous Frida Kahlo's painting called "Las dos Fridas". The entrance is free on Sundays and some of the expositions change frequently.
  • January 29, 2017
    Great collections, however very small. Expos change very often and every time you go there you'll see a new one. This is good but at the same time has no identity. Doesn't seem very "modern" as other museums in the world.
  • March 6, 2017
    Small museum with temporary exhibitions. Needs a complete refurbishment esp. For lighting and a more attractive collection. Sunday free entrance a plus, otherwise not worth the visit.
  • March 23, 2017
    Some exhibitions are just ok. But there are wonderful pieces that might inspire you if you like modern art and Mexican art.

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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