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National Museum of Art

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Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5130 3400
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Description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to...
This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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Chance to appreciate Jose Maria Velasco

A good way to spend an afternoon. It is free on Sundays. The work is mainly by Mexican artists. Everything is written in Spanish. Limited English translation is available in some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend an afternoon. It is free on Sundays. The work is mainly by Mexican artists. Everything is written in Spanish. Limited English translation is available in some rooms.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This exhibition is on loan from the Tate in London and is a wonderful history of Landscape paintings - on until mid June - the gallery building is a show of its own and don't miss the Velascos upstairs.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Free on Sunday, but I would have been okay paying the $3 (USD) admission on another day. Enjoyed the building as well as the art. The collection was a good size and we were able to get through without being overwhelmed. On our late Sunday morning visit it was not crowded, except in the special exhibits.

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Cork
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A collection of Mexican History from early colonial period to mid twentieth century and few temporary exhibitions.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited the MUNAL to see the Landscapes of the Mind exhibit and loved it. Great exhibit and when you combine it with the Jose Maria Velasco, it can't get any better. And do walk around for the building is exquisite

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I don't expect the museums found in Washington DC or Chicago when I travel abroad. So, look at these places with an appreciation for the country rather than from the perspective of being blown away. Make time to stroll through the gardens.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice museum but nothing you haven't seen before. It does have Mexican pieces that you might not see elsewhere like Frida's pieces. It's location is very refreshing too.

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Milan, Italy
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I like art. And I like Mexican art. So, when I read in their website (www.munal.mx) that this Museum shows "art works produced in Mexico between the second half of the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century" with the purpose of "offering a global and synthetic view of the Mexican art in this period" I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We always check out what is happening at the time and also enjoy revisiting the permanent collection

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Aside from multiple galleries of art too numerous to absorb in a single day, the architecture of the grand stairway is amazing in of itself. And don't miss the Post office across the street.

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