Modern Art Museum in Mexico City
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A visit to Mexico City’s Modern Art Museum is one of the most enjoyable and impressive experiences, thanks to the richness of its collection and the splendid architectural space that showcase the works.
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Established in 1964 in Chapultepec Park, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM, by its Spanish acronym) is one of the most important of its type in Latin America. The building designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and Carlos A. Cazares and Rafael Mijares.
The museum’s collection, that adds up to two thousand works, offers visitors a wide and rich panorama on how the fine arts in Mexico evolved to the second half of the 20 century. The works are mainly paintings and sculptures belonging to the Mexican School of Painting and the Breakaway Generation (Generación de la Ruptura): José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Dr. Atl., David Alfaro Siqueiros, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Leonora Carrington, Juan O’Gorman, Jesús Guerrero Galván, Carlos Orozco Romero, Manuel Felguérez, Alfredo Zalce, Gunther Gerzso, Lilia Carrillo, Remedios Varo, Olga Costa, Frida Kahlo, Francisco Corzas, Francisco Toledo, and many others.
The works exhibited in several rooms in this beautiful building surrounded by a sculpture garden, inspired in a design by Matsumoto, where visitors can admire works by Ángela Gurría, Luis Ortiz Monasterio, Mathias Goeritz, Manuel Felguérez, Germán Cueto, Juan Soriano and Jesús Mayagoitia, among others.
Among the most important collections are those of Rufino Tamayo (25 works) and Remedios Varo (38 works). The valuable collection of photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo is particularly special. For half a century, the Museum of Modern Art has been a permanent space for the most outstanding forms of expression of contemporary art, with many international exhibits.
Visit the MAM Modern Art Museum on Reforma Avenue, corner of Gandhi, very near to the Rufino Tamayo Museum. It has a cafeteria, gift shop and a library specializing in modern and contemporary art, with an eight thousand volumes collection. Visiting hours are from 10:15 am – 17:30 pm.