Designed by veteran architect Teodoro González de León, the contemporary art museum's sloping, minimalist-style glass facade stands in stark contrast to the surrounding 1970s buildings. Inside you'll find cutting-edge temporary exhibitions occupying nine spacious halls with impressive lighting and high ceilings. The modern works include paintings, audio installations, sculptures and multimedia art from Mexico and abroad. Past exhibitions include works by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei.

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Nearby Ciudad Universitaria & Tlalpan attractions

1. Universum


A huge science museum offering fun-filled attractions for kids, such as a planetarium and permanent exhibits that explore biodiversity, the human brain…

2. Zona Arqueológica Cuicuilco

0.95 MILES

The principal structure here is a huge circular platform of four levels, faced with volcanic stone blocks, which probably functioned as a ceremonial…

3. Ciudad Universitaria

1.14 MILES

Two kilometers south of San Ángel, the Ciudad Universitaria is the main campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). With about 3330,000…

4. Casa Frisaac

2.07 MILES

This 19th-century estate, once the property of President Adolfo López Mateos, houses an art gallery with temporary exhibits, and a small auditorium for…

5. Museo de Historia de Tlalpán

2.15 MILES

This museum hosts compelling contemporary art and historical exhibits in naturally lit galleries off the courtyard. In 2019, archeological pieces from…

6. Plaza San Jacinto

2.17 MILES

Every Saturday the Bazaar Sábado brings masses of color and crowds of people to this San Ángel square, 500m west of Avenida Insurgentes. Museo Casa del…

7. Museo Casa del Risco

2.19 MILES

Inside the courtyard of this museum, midway along Plaza San Jacinto’s north side, is an elaborate fountain, a mad mosaic of Talavera tile and Chinese…