Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)

Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)

Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)
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10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
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This museum features a large collection of works by the greats of 20th-century Mexican art.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Miguel Hidalgo
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  • Chapultepec • 6 min walk
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4.0
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too_few_trips_1
Irvine, CA944 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited the Museo de Arte Moderno to see the Two Fridas exhibit which was interesting, but modest. Unless, there is something specific that you want to see, I would probably recommend giving this museum a skip. Some of the others in the neighborhood have much more to show and much more space.

We were there on a Sunday morning and the admission fee was waived.
Written February 24, 2020
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Bryan T
SMA10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Excellent museum with a tight focus on Mexican modern art. The current exhibitions include one on the mural, on Vicente Rojo, on Gabriel García Marquez and one more, unfortunately the name escapes me. The museum is free on Sundays and very reasonably priced on other days. I was there on a Sunday afternoon and while there were quite a few visitors, it was far from crowded. Very few descriptions in English, but a lot of very fine art presented well. The building itself is very striking. Well worth a visit.
Written September 19, 2022
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Bill L
Chicago, IL221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The collection is presented on the second floor of two interconnected circular towers. It contains works by major Mexican artists, including non-mural works by the great muralists. Worth a short visit if you are in the area visiting Museo Tamayo and the National Anthropological Museo.
Written January 7, 2020
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Marise I
Rio de janeiro21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
This museum is in very bad shape after reopening. It’s most important pictures (including an outstanding Frida Kahlo) are not there anymore. The visit is now restricted to one room only and the garden with sculptures that need badly some maintenance. It is paid museum (around 3,5 US$) that is not worth it.
Written November 4, 2020
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GrisGrisNewYork
New York191 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Only 2 exhibits open. One was all about private parts - not my cup of tea. It was hot, I jaded a foldable fan. Staff approached me and told me I couldn’t use it. When I asked them if I couldn’t use my fan due to hot temp inside they changed their story and told me that I pointed to the art with the fan and to not do that again. I asked if I could use fan to fan myself the lady said yes. She followed me through out the visit. Then they don’t want you walking any other way except with marked arrows. On se bond exhibit the guard was staring at me with hate. This place is not worth the 80 pesos per person with all their restrictions and rules applied to just certain people. I saw and heard many visitors complaining after exiting establishment. Apparently I wasn’t the only harassed by staff despite speaking fluently Spanish.
Written June 10, 2022
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The building itself is interesting- kind of like a 1960s space ship as you enter the main building. The grounds and their sculptures are worth mosying as well.
Sometimes much of the museum is inbetween exhibits, or devoted to more conceptual stuff; some may like it, I find it boring.
Exhibitions Dec 2019 however were very fulfilling. Even the usually bare fore-building was half-decked in a contemporary installation.
The main (and substantial) exhibition was titled 'Psychoanalysis and Indentity' (or something like that!). Despite the title, it was a mind blowing collection of 20th century Mexican paintings and mixed media works analogous with European Symbolism. I just hope the museum reopens before this exhibition is scheduled to end!
Also during my visit, a wide selection of COBRA art and atists. Sometimes I felt they got bogged down in theory, but on their own, the painting were often lively and colorful.
Last exhibition I think was Cuban design. Not my thing, but maybe appeals to some.
Unfortunately as I write this, most every museum in the world is closed.
Sundays are free.
If you want to make a day of modern art, the Museo Tamayo is nearby.
And ultimately, whether or not you enjoy depends on what's on.
Written April 26, 2020
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TravelerAndrew
Boston, MA126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
My wife and I went here during a stay in Chapultepec Park, and we weren't super impressed. We couldn't really connect to much of the modern art. We know that modern art (unless you are a die-hard modern art enthusiast) can be hit-or-miss, and this sadly was more of a miss. Thankfully, the museum is small enough that you can briskly move through it in a short amount of time. And its saving grace is that it houses Frida Kahlo's most famous work, Las Dos Fridas. My wife and I feel that our trip to this museum was almost a pilgrimage just to see this piece by Frida!
Written December 28, 2022
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LorAlves
Los Angeles, CA162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This museum is small and at the time we visited only a few exhibits were available. However, I did enjoy a couple of the exhibits. Maybe check to see what is being shown before making a special trip there. We combined it with visiting the Castillo as it is just a short walk down the hill. The museum is small; so, it won't take long to visit.
Written November 19, 2022
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sharpshot201
London, UK40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It was free to enter, and although the modern art was impressive, we went here as we thought we could see a Frida Kahlo piece. Sadly it was not being exhibited at the time.

You had to wear masks inside the museum and they had a one way system in place.

It was a nice thing to do whilst wandering through the Bosque de Chapultepec.
Written January 5, 2023
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Climber785894
St. Petersburg, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I quite enjoyed it, spending over two hours here. I especially liked the small gallery with a temporary exhibit of a photographer, Alvarez.

I especially like a large black and white drawing of a muscular Mexican woman dancing, who represented the Mexican mestizo/a the blending and celebration of indigenous and Spanish cultures

There is another large, temporary exhibit of the gay and LBGTQ scene in Mexico in the 20th Century, including the scary AIDS years, with paintings, photos, newspaper clippings, some of which are disturbing, others quite moving. I discovered that in order to avoid using masculine and feminine endings, the x is used place of the o or a. Eg. "Mexicanxs"
Written April 13, 2023
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