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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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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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Very good exhibition - lovely building

Didn't have time to do the permanent collection but the exhibition of Modern Art was very cool. Utrillo; canvases by Diego Rivera, more known for his murals; and others. Mostly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan_Richmond
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't have time to do the permanent collection but the exhibition of Modern Art was very cool. Utrillo; canvases by Diego Rivera, more known for his murals; and others. Mostly early 20th century. There's an industrial/technology (?) section - its own place, under the same roof - which is amazing. Rococo ceilings with angels and oil derricks and power lines.... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love visiting museums when I am anywhere to learn more about them. This one was no different. Stop in and enjoy the scenery-once you have visited, once is enough.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my top 10 places in the world to visit! It was originally a hospital back in the day, then public offices, then president Benito Juarez occupied the top floor - and now a beautiful Museum! There are a total of 3 floors of art to see. My fav thing is the Stair case!!! For God sakes-... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Larg selection of Mexican works of art. And the building is incredible. Definately worth a visit for the interiors alone.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A very traditional art museum with only a few top paintings. Ony interesting if you have a day to spare

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

How to describe a place where you can see the evolution of artistical expresions over 500 years? It is a must do in Mexico City, away from noise and the daily speed, come with time, with the joy to see and admire every single aspect of the museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good collection of art from the above period. Weak on the 19th century collection. Often brilliant temporal exhibitions. Beautiful building.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This museum, itself very attractive, houses a nice if not outstanding permanent collection of Mexican art from the past few centuries. For me, the special exhibit "Los Modernos" was the main reason to visit. What an interesting juxtaposition of Western Europe and Mexican post-impressionist/modernist masters. It was very well curated--which, based on other reviews, seems to be the case with... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great great great museum. If you want to know something about Fine arts in Mexico this would be the historic place to start. Well kept and hardly any people are around.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

It's not a huge collection, but still very worthwhile, if you are an art lover. Unlike many other collections, this focuses on the European art 'imported' from Spain after the Conquest. Mostly painting in the Baroque style in the early years, following (and pretty much imitating) later European styles. Some interesting portraits of the Spanish overlords (not always complimentary!). The... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.