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National Museum of Art

Calle Tacuba 8, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
55 5130 3400
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Ranked #13 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We were quite satisfied with the visit to National Museum of Art- which provided us a wide view of Mexican culture. The visit worths every penny we spent. Would highly recommend!

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The National Museum of Art is of course specialized in Mexican art. The quality is very high abd the overall collection is well worth it. Certain portraits from the late 1500 and early 1600 are spectacular in their details and use of light. Certainly well worth it.

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Gary, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum displays a good cross-section of Mexican painting from the 16th into the 20th centuries. The museum has been renovated very recently and provides an excellent environment for the works it displays. The paintings from colonial Meico are predominantly large-scale religious pieces, competently executed but reflecting standards of religious piety and artistic taste which are not very contemporary. There... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great building, designed by Tolsá, formerly the College of Mines, with an extensive collection of paintings from the Viceroyalty and early 20th century. I found Diego Rivera's easel paintings, such as that of Beau Maugard interesting. The equestrian statue of the inept King Charles IV, called "el caballito" stands in front of the building.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

After visiting the Museum of Anthropology and Teotihuacan and seeing the amazing displays and sites at these places, it was really interesting to see the stunning artwork in this building dramatically depicting in art the "clash of cultures" that took place when the Spanish arrived. It was also very interesting to see the idyllic depictions of early Mexico City and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Amazing exhibitions curation was a little stilted, slightly short on maps, exibition guidance and casual dining

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Mexican National Museum of Art is interesting and has a very nice permanent exhibit. I went during the summer with friends to see an exhibit on the male form. It was interesting. The building itself is impressive.

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Hyderabad
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We snuck into a piano concert one Sunday and as I look around and then up at the artwork I found it hard to believe I was in Mexico. The over-the-top ceiling with fluffy clouds and angels seemed out of place. The trajectory of Mexican art owes a lot to European styles even if the subject matter does depict Mexico's... More 

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California
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394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This huge art museum contains some national treasures. The one that really blew me away, however, was a seemingly all black Siqueiros. I was only looking at it because there was a bench in front of it and my feet were killing me. As I sat there, a portrait, of a mining disaster, slowly emerged from the once monotone black.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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308 reviews 308 reviews
84 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This extraordinary museum is located in an antique palace in downtown. Even though the collection is not impressive, the building by itself is worth the visit. Just beautiful.

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