The Best Art Museums in Mexico City
Art is the blueprint of humanity! Museums are the shelves of these proofs. Did you know that Mexico has more than 150 museums? Their expression is quainter than you think. Here are a few terrific art museums you should visit.
Museo del Templo Mayor
History is in the past, yet this architectural Aztec culture of Mexicans remains incomplete.
The main temple existed even before Christopher Colombus found his so-called new world. This is no common museum. It was only systematically uncovered in the 20th century.
The number of mind-boggling objects you could find or even touch there is enormous. Many parts of its land are still buried! So, walking around it is a peculiar way of feeling the unknown part of history.
Museo Frida Kahlo
A museum that depicts the life of Frida Kahlo. If you are an introvert, an ambivert, an art enthusiast, an empath, or just a keen observer, this place can be your medium to connect with the great artistic mind of Frida.
Walking around her home is like breathing through your eyes. How intimate can it be to physically see the personal belongings while imagining Frida’s aloneness in her home? It’s another way of metaphysically sharing vulnerabilities.
Castillo de Chapultepec
Sure, you can find preliminary figures and paintings of Mexican history – but this can be a place for the romantics! This museum was used for the film Romeo and Juliet (1996). The castle is ethereal along with its décor.
Not only that, but the garden is just enough aesthetic scenery while you’re having a cup of Joe. It is a museum where you can gather memories of the past while creating your own through its neo-romantic vibes!
Palacio de Bellas Artes
This palace is filled with murals of famous Mexican artists, but what makes it special?
The murals of Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jose Clemente, and David Alfaro can be seen. This kind of art is for the people who think “outside of the box”, which is the basic essence of visiting this Mexican museum.
If you are an aspiring artist, in any medium, visiting this kind of art shelter can shred your untapped imagination and your innermost creative energy.
No wonder this is one of the most visited museums in the world. 66,000 pieces of art fill this museum. The ambiance of its infrastructure and architectural style gives you a spacey kind of mood like you are a character in a sci-fi film, and shockingly, it’s free! Yes, you read that right.
Whether you a native or a tourist, visiting this museum will introduce you to world-famous artists like Monet, Picasso, and Dali.
Are you looking for a pop-culture type of museum? This is the place for you! Catch Andy Warhol’s art exhibited inside (and other modern western artists’).
Keep in mind: although most of its parts are modern, pre-Hispanic art can also be found there.
If you long to experience and observe the evolution of art, this can be a fresh museum to go to. Its exhibitions are constantly changing, therefore, every time you visit, there might be something new to ponder on.
Museo del Objeto del Objeto (The Object Museum)
This is a place for every artist in the contemporary era. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a filmmaker, or a painter, this is worth your time. You’ll find retro posters and quirky things.
In a nutshell, the “weirdness” of this museum helps support the original creativity of an artist.
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporeneo
The Mexican art collections here are from the 1950s – to the present.
Like other contemporary museums, some of the exhibitions here are non-permanent, so the place offers something new every time you go there.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Are you into photography? If so, this is a great museum for you to visit! The place is filled with Manuel Alvarez Bravos’ photographs. You’ll be inspired by his works while exploring photojournalism and portraiture.
If you’re looking for a realist artist who captured real-event scenarios of his native Mexican culture, this is a must for you!
Art Museums are not just a source of entertainment, it’s a haven of past experiences. These best art museums in Mexico City offer an experience for every type of artist and art enthusiast.