Museo de Arte Moderno | Mexico City

A sculpture inside of the museum under the amber light

The Museum of Modern Art or Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City is near the entrance of Parque de Hormiga (Park of the ants) on Paseo de la Reforma.

The architecture of the museum is modern but not as modern as other museums in the city. The inside of the architecture is beautiful. Each main room has a central dome that acts like a highlight, accentuating the room with its beautiful amber ambiance.

The artwork itself is a mix of work, ranging from sculptures to paintings. To be completely honest there were only a few art pieces I found interesting inside the museum. I found the architecture more interesting.

The sculpture garden is where the art I liked most is… These sculptures are weirder than the art on the inside and made for a better viewing experience.

A sculpture in the sculpture garden

The museum has a cute cafe with more than just coffee and bread. They have actual meals for a good bargain.

Each table in the cafe has a Jenga playset for entertainment purposes.

The one negative about this museum is their gift shop. Usually I find many impressive gifts in art museums but this one seemed to lack the creativity that accompanies an art museum gift shop.

Let me break it down for you:

  • Closed Mondays
  • Free Sundays
  • The architecture is very nice inside
  • Gift shop sucks
  • Is it worth it? I wouldn’t pay for it.

The most interesting things were in the sculpture garden. This included the very friendly Mexican squirrels that will, literally, feed off your hand if you have snacks to give them.

Check out their website if you’re interested in going: http://www.museoartemoderno.com/ 

This was actually a sculpture build from the base of a boat, tipped on its side and filled with art… it was pretty cool… This is located inside the sculpture garden
Another great sculpture in the sculpture garden
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