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Location

Paseo de la Reforma & Gandhi strs.


Chapultepec forest
Mexico City.

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Service hours

Tuesday through Sunday
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ADMISIÓN

MX$ 70.OO
Free admission: Students and teachers international ID card
Sundays: general free admission

Contact

(55) 8647 55 30:

info@mam.org.mx

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The Museum

Since its foundation, the MAM has played a decisive role in the consolidation and dissemination of a public heritage, mainly by virtue of its exceptional collection that encompasses a long-term temporal arch (from the 1920s to the present) but which, for its same evolutionary configuration, implies a retrospective and at the same time prospective vocation.




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History

When it was inaugurated in 1964, as part of the program of institutionalization of culture that characterized the government of Adolfo López Mateos, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) acquired the quality of an official emblem of the modernization of the country. During those years, the National Museum of Anthropology, the Anahuacalli Museum, the Pinacoteca Virreinal (now disappeared), the Museum of Natural History and the City Museum were also opened. Although, initially, the MAM rooms adopted a broad historicist profile, they soon relied on renewal and, therefore, on an updated image of national art that questioned the discourse of the national identity inherited from the Revolution, through the first major exhibition dedicated to Rufino Tamayo, who at the time embodied the revocation of the codes of muralism and the Mexican School, the unprejudiced opening to the criteria in vogue worldwide.

Vocation

The Museum of Modern Art is committed to being a public space that offers its visitors an individual and transcendent experience.

Its management seeks to go beyond the idea of the museum as a heritage showcase and to reinforce its perception as a cultural center that promotes experiences and cultural services. This, through current museological narratives and an active interdisciplinary public program. The MAM tries to make emphasis in perfecting and diversifying the service infrastructure, as well as contemporaneizing the design and the perspective of the exhibitions and the parallel programs, always according to the mandate and the mission of the MAM.

Architecture

The Museum of Modern Art is committed to being a public space that offers its visitors an individual and transcendent experience.

Its management seeks to go beyond the idea of the museum as a heritage showcase and to reinforce its perception as a cultural center that promotes experiences and cultural services. This, through current museological narratives and an active interdisciplinary public program. The MAM tries to make emphasis in perfecting and diversifying the service infrastructure, as well as contemporaneizing the design and the perspective of the exhibitions and the parallel programs, always according to the mandate and the mission of the MAM.