The building which holds this museum itself is part of the collection, as it was built on purpose. Its architects, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon and Abraham Zabludovsky, were awarded the National Art Prize in 1981. It consists of ten exhibition rooms and the permanent collection contains over 300 representative works of contemporary art from all over the world, donated by the Oaxacan painter, Rufino Tamayo. Among foreign artists, the collection features Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Joan Miro, Roberto Matta, Jean Dubuffet, Fernando Botero, Francis Bacon, Isamu Noguchi, Lynn Chadwick, Claudio Bravo, Pierre Soulages, Eduardo Chilliarda and William de Kooning. Mexican painters include Francisco Toledo, Lilia Carrillo, Sebastian Alberto Castro Lenero and Jose Luis Cuevas. Several times a year, the museum puts on temporary exhibits on national and international subjects and authors of our time.
Museo de Arte Moderno.
(Museum of Modern Art).
The enormous success of Chapultepec Park's Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Museum of Anthropology and History) has led to a spate of other audacious modern exhibition halls being set up in Chapultepec Park.
Two low circular buildings, linked by a corridor, a contemporary design by Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez in 1964, house a substantial permanent collection of 20th Century Mexican and Latin American art.
Museo de Arte Moderno has four exhibition spaces and one gallery.
Two of Mexican art, present various tendencies, the most important painters and sculptors representative of the different amanifestations of the Mexican tendence as well as artists of subsequent generations who have earned exceptional repute in recent decades.
One room is devoted to Mexican plastic arts from the 1930s to the 1960s, including works by Its permanent collection includes works by Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, Dr. Atl, Castellanos, Revueltas, Tamayo, Rodríguez Lozano, Manuel Felguérez, Francisco Toledo as well as landscapes of the Valley of Mexico by José María Velasco (one of Rivera's teachers) and hauntingly surreal canvases as well as Frida Kahlo's 'Las dos Fridas'.
Four other rooms feature revolving exhibits of contemporary painters, sculptors, lithographers, and photographers from around the world.
Large-scale sculptures are on exhibition in the pleasant gardens that surround the museum.
Conferences are also held, as are book presentations, round tables and courses on contemporary art.
Catalogues edited by the museum and a selection of art books can be purchased in the bookstore.
A branch of the (INBA)National Institute of Fine Arts, Museo de Arte Moderno sponsors lectures, film showings, and discussions.
The museum also publishes a quarterly magazine, Artes Visuales (Visual Arts).
The Museo de Arte Moderno is a nice museum with many modern contemporary pieces of art. I was a bit angry at the museum since they had loaned away the one piece I wanted to see, Frida Khalo's "Las Dos Fridas." Alas, there will be another time on another day :).
Founded in 1964, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City features an excellent permanent collection of Mexican art, including works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and others