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“If you like modern art, why not. ”

Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)
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Ranked #87 of 544 things to do in Mexico City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum features a large collection of works by the greats of 20th-century Mexican art.
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I actually enjoyed the museum a lot. I was glad I didn't to some of the reviews. If you're Chapultec park you may as well visit. It's good a good range of Mexican art and is set out very well. Also has a good gift shop where you can buy art books. Perhaps not worth making the trek across town but for 59 pesos you don't have much to lose.
Also has a beautiful garden and cafe.

1  Thank Jana P
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The main building here has four galleries/salons. During my visit one was closed, one was devoted to what looked like household interior design, and the third was a retrospective of some performance/conceptual artists. Think lots of notebooks and preparatory sketches. Not very engaging even if they did have any info in English.
The fourth gallery showed the museums potential: innovative Mexican paintings and sculptures both restrained and wild. Why not more of this instead of some architect's idea of what a living room should look like?
Maybe I got there on a bad day.
The surrounding grounds were nice for a stroll amongst some interesting sculptures.
Overall, worth what I paid. Possibly free on Sundays.

Thank sandy c
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

One thing the most I like about this museum is, it's not overwhelming and yet very pleasant. There are some cool stuff to see in the museum. This is a short and relaxing exploration. We took it slow, had a lunch and coffee in the museum, walked in two buildings, sat for sometime inside on their couches, and took it all in.

The museum is not big but very pleasing, and have some interesting things on display. There were not lot of people so it made the walking in the museum very relaxing. The main point is, displays are worth visiting. Displays are from across the world from modern artists.

Something to look for while in the city.

Thank AlienTraveller1978
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you like modern art, this is the place you don't want to miss, while in Mexico
City.It is located in Chapultepek Park, and have some nice sculptures in the garden. A magnificent entrance with 2 impressive staircases on the sides and the ceiling looks like a huge sun
There is a large picture of a woman painted by Diego River and a small surrealist picture by Frida Kahlo named "A crying coconut". I enjoyed the work of some other Mexican artists like Patricia Soriano, Jazael, Olguin Zapata and more.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

On their web site (www.mam.org.mx) they say that this museum is “one of the major collections of Mexican art of the XX century”. 3000 art works, 358 of which belong to the first half of the XX century and include works from Gerardo Murillo, Diego Rivera, David Alfredo Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, Juan O’Gorman, and many others. Impossible to miss this museum. So I went. The building was there, but not the paintings of the first half of the XX century, except a small display of a few works by Remedios Varo.

Of course I asked where the permanent collection was, and they tried to convince me that the few paintings by Remedios Varo were no less than the permanent collection. I argued and talked to several people. Finally, in the office of the Director, somebody admitted tight-lipped that the permanent collection had been removed and stored elsewhere, pending a reorganization of the museum, and that the few Remedios Varo on show were no more than a temporary exhibition. Talking to other people in the museum, I learnt that this situation persisted since several months, and was expected to continue for many months to come.

Anyway, should the situation change and should you decide to go there, here is some practical information. The museum is in front of the monument called “Niños Heroes”. It can be easily reached by Metro line # 1, station “Chapultepec”; take the exit marked “Castillo de Chapultepec”, after which a short pedestrian road leads to the “Niños Heroes” monument. The museum has beautiful and extensive gardens where lot of modern sculptures are displayed. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed on Monday. In principle, admission costs 25 Pesos (about 1.5 €), and is free on Sunday; but when I visited admission was free, because of the reorganization in progress. The infrastructure includes: baggage storage, nice and pleasant coffee-shop, good bookshop, lavatories, lift, access for disabled persons. Taking pictures is allowed, but without flash; however, taking good pictures can be difficult due to the peculiar lighting arrangement: there are spots located behind your shoulders, and you will mainly take pictures of your shadow projected onto the paintings !

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