Mexico City


Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi

Phone: 0052 55 5553 6233
Fax: 0052 55 5553 6211
Website: http://www.conaculta.gob.

Museo De Arte Moderno

The Museo de Arte Moderno, a project by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, was inaugurated in 1964. It consists of two circular buildings surrounded by sculpture gardens and housing a significant collection of modern and contemporary art works.

The rich permanent collection brings together visual arts currents in Mexico from the 1920s to the present day: the Mexican School of Painting, Surrealism, Fantastical Art and the so-called Rupture of the 1960s, Neo-Mexicanisms of the 1980s and New Figuration.

Outstanding pieces include works by José Chávez Morado, Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, María Izquierdo, Alfredo Zalce, José Clemente Orozco, Remedios Varo, Abraham Angel, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Leonora Carrington, Carlos Mérida, José Luis Cuevas, Francisco Toledo, Alberto Gironella, Vicente Rojo and Manuel Felguérez. All of these artists have been linked to the confluences and discoveries, ruptures and traditions in Mexican art in the last century.

The museum further offers a programme of temporary exhibitions of the most representative visual art produced in Mexico in the present day: collective and individual, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, visual narrative and object art. The museum also houses a library specialising in 20th century art and offers an educational programme.

The Museo de Arte Moderno is one of the most important spaces in Latin America holding an important collection of artists from the continent in its archives.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

Modern Art from Post-War to the End of the Century
This section offers a panorama of the development in aesthetics in visual art in Mexico between 1950 and 2000. It includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, engravings and art objects by a number of Mexican and foreign artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier Bresson and the representatives of rupturist art such as José Luis Cuevas, Vicente Rojo and Alberto Gironella. Representing the latest tendencies are artists such as Julio Galán, Francisco Toledo, Enrique Guzmán,


Entrance: 20 pesos
Free to students, researchers, teachers, retired people and over 65s with ID
Free on Sundays

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 to 17:.30pm
Closed on Mondays

Getting there

Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi
Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico City 11580

Tel: (+52 55) 5553 6233 or 5211 8729
Fax: (+52 55) 5553 6211

Metro: Chapultepec or Auditorio
Parking available


The bookshop sells all catalogues of the museum’s exhibitions as well as a number of other art books by different editorials. Visitors can also buy limited edition prints signed by national and international artists and posters and postcards.
Tel: (+52 55) 5286 4753

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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Guided visits are available for groups of all levels as well as to the general public.
To make a reservation please call the Education Department on (+52 55) 5553 6233/ 5211 8729/ 8331