Modern Art Museum (MAM)

Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM)

Tucked inside the Bosque de Chapultepec park, this modern art museum was designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez following organic architectural principles. 

The MAM features a circular layout wrapped in glass, allowing the structure to mingle harmoniously with its wooded surroundings. 

Inside, the museum’s large collection, focusing mostly on Mexican art from the 20th and 21st centuries, is spread across two floors. One space is dedicated to the first half of the 20th century, especially from 1930 to 1950. The 358 works here include pieces by Dr. Atl, Roberto Montenegro, Frida Kahlo, María Izquierdo, and the muralists Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Tamayo, and O’Gorman. There are also photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, and Graciela Iturbide.   

Another part of the museum displays work from what is called the Generación de la Ruptura (Breakaway Generation). Pedro Coronel, Manuel Felguérez, Vicente Rojo, Lilia Carrillo, Fernando García Ponce, and José Luis Cuevas all have works exhibited here. They are joined by pieces by Juan Soriano, Carlos Mérida, Arnaldo Coen, Helen Escobedo, Francisco Toledo, and others. 

Use your visit as an excuse to stop by the Irracional Café, which specializes in this drink that can be extracted and enjoyed in so many different ways. They organize coffee and tea tastings with guided visits and picnics among the sculptures in the Jardín Escultórico. 




Museo de Arte Moderno, Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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