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Venture into the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo

The university’s contemporary art museum is an iconic building that breaks with the Centro Cultural Universitario’s aesthetic while remaining harmonious and attractive.

A 230-foot tall glass wall, leaning 45 degrees forward draws attention to the concrete building sheathed in glass walls and floors that give it a sleek, minimal appearance. This is the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, better known by its initials: MUAC. While the contemporary art museum’s white and aqua coloring set it apart, it mingles harmoniously with the complex of buildings that make up the Centro Cultural Universitario (University Cultural Center).

The museum was envisioned by Mexican architect Teodoro González de León, who from the beginning imagined it as a dynamic, open space that would send its visitors’ minds into space.

The MUAC has become known as a leader of visual art culture nationally and internationally. Its collection is made up of around 1,800 works from more than 300 artists, covering art production in Mexico running from 1952, when the Ciudad Universitaria campus was founded, to the present day, with a special focus on creations after 1968. Artists such as Cai Guo-Qiang, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Vicente Rojo, Yves Klein, and others have graced its halls. The museum has collaborated with museums such as the Tate Modern in London, the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.




University Museum Contemporary Art, Insurgentes, University City, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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