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National Art Museum (Munal)

ATTRACTIONS · Museums
From $62 MXN

classification

Art, Science and history, Art and history museums

schedule

Mon
Closed
Tue
10:00-17:30
Wed
10:00-17:30
Thu
10:00-17:30
Fri
10:00-17:30
Today
10:00-17:30
Sun
10:00-17:30

at your disposal

+52 (55) 8647 5430

How to get

Tacuba #8, Col. Centro. 06010, Historic Center

in detail

The National Art Museum (Munal) is located in the Palacio de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas, which was designed by architect Silvio Contri with an eclectic style, although predominantly Neoclassical and Renaissance. It was built between 1904 and 1911 during the presidency of Porfirio Díaz, with the idea that the building should be a flagship of the country's progress, a symbol of modernity. The stone finishes, furniture, paintings, glass, doors and stucco were managed by Mariano Coppedé.

Today the palace houses the National Art Museum and brings together five centuries of Mexican art from the second half of the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. Its mission is to collect, exhibit, study and disseminate the artistic production of painters like Baltasar de Echave Orio, José Juárez, Miguel Cabrera, José María Velasco, Fidencio Lucano Nava, Saturnino Herrán and many more.

The huge collection allows for the appreciation of different themes, stylistic movements, currents of thought and inquisitiveness of the artists. Outside the museum is the sculpture El Caballito by Manuel Tolsá, an architect from Valencia, who stamped the neoclassical style on various buildings in Mexico City.

Video proporcionado por Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA)

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