Mexico City Art Galleries

(Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico)

Photo of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)Mexico City is home to the country's largest and most varied selection of art galleries. Many of the best art galleries in Mexico City are scattered around the Roma district and feature works by traditional, modernist and surrealist artists.

Particularly prominent in Mexico City is the National Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Arte) and also the Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno), with the neighbouring Paseo de la Reforma being known for its many sculptures. Mexico City's main art galleries are described here, with a further listing also shown below.

Different view of the Palace of Fine Arts

Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)

Address: Avenida Juárez y Eje Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico City, 06050, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 521 9251
The beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes is an imposing building located on the eastern side of the Alameda in downtown Mexico City and is known for its grand white-marble, Art Deco facade. Built at the very beginning of the 20th century and finally completed almost 30 years later, following considerable subsidence problems, this imposing arts centre features a number of huge murals by famous artists. Many outstanding paintings are also on display within the various gallery spaces and guided tours are available at the weekends.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, free on Sundays

Museo Nacional de Arte picture (National Art Museum)

Museo Nacional de Arte (National Art Museum)

Address: Tacuba 8, Mexico City, 06000, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 130 3411
Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Arte resembles a classical Italian Renaissance palace in appearance and houses historic collections from many different schools of Mexican Art. The National Art Museum is home to many outstanding sculptures and masterpieces, with the painting of the Valley of Mexico by José Maria Valaso being a firm favourite with visitors. Many constantly changing exhibits mean that there is always something new to see here.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 13:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, children under 14 years old are free, free on Sundays

Picture taken at the Museo Rufino Tamayo

Museo Rufino Tamayo (Rufino Tamayo Museum)

Address: Paseo de la Reforma and Gandhi, Mexico City, 11580, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 5286 6519
The Museo Rufino Tamayo showcases many quality paintings by acknowledged artist Rufino Tamayo. Others on exhibit within the gallery are a number of pieces by famous modernist artists known the world over, such as Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, concessions, seniors are free

Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art)

Address: Paseo de la Reforma and Gandhi, Mexico City, 11560, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 553 6233
Lovers of contemporary art works should pencil in a visit to this Museo de Arte Moderno, which can be found in the Polanco area of Mexico City. Paintings and sculptures by some of the country's leading 20th-century artists, such as Frida Kahlo and Francisco Toledo, are proudly exhibited here within four magnificent skylit rotundas. Other highlights include a sculpture garden, overlooked by the museum's coffee shop.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions, seniors are free, free to everyone on Sundays

Museo José Luis Cuevas (José Luis Cuevas Gallery)

Address: Academia 13, Mexico City, 06060, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 542 8959
Very much a gallery for Mexico City's fringe art scene, the Museo José Luis Cuevas showcases many of the works by acclaimed Mexican modern artist Cuevas. Particularly eye catching is the bronze statue, which dominates the patio area and is around 9 metres / 30 feet high. Many visiting exhibitions showcase the works of local contemporary artists.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, concessions, seniors are free

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Address: Avenida México 5843, Xochimilco, Mexico City, 16030, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 555 1016
Standing within a charming 17th-century hacienda, the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino contains one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of pieces by Diego Rivera. In total, the gallery boasts more than 30 different Rivera works, including both watercolour and oil paintings, along with historic lithographs. Folk art and paintings by Frida Kahlo are just some of the other highlights.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge

Museo Nacional de San Carlos (San Carlos Museum)

Address: Puente de Alvarado 50, Mexico City, 06030, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 55 556 8085
The Museo Nacional de San Carlos is where you will find a truly impressive collection of art from all around Europe, dating from between the 16th and 20th centuries. This art museum was found in 1968 and is situated in central Mexico City, in the former residence of the Conde de Buenavista. Renaissance, romantic and neo-classical paintings are all well represented here, with some of the best works by artists such as Ruens, Van Dyck and Landessio.
Open hours: Wednesday to Monday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, concessions, free on Mondays

Art and Idea Venue

Address: Parque Espana 47, Mexico City, 06140, Mexico, MX

Arte Moderno en el Centro Cultural Israelita (Modern Art at the Israeli Arts Centre)

Address: Manuel Avila Camacho 620, Mexico City, 53390, Mexico, MX

Galera Nina Menocal (Nina Menocal Gallery)

Address: Zacatecas 93, Mexico City, 06700, Mexico, MX

Galeria Enrique Guerrero (Enrique Guerrero Gallery)

Address: Horacio 1549, Mexico City, 11540, Mexico, MX

Galeria Gunther Gerzso (Gunther Gerzso Gallery)

Address: Avenida México Coyoacán 389, Mexico City, 03330, Mexico, MX

Galeria Mexicana de Diseno (Mexican Gallery of Design)

Address: Anatole France 13, Mexico City, 11570, Mexico, MX

Galeria OMR (OMR Gallery of Contemporary Art)

Address: Plaza Rio de Janeiro 54, Mexico City, 06700, Mexico, MX

Galeria Oscar Román (Oscar Román Gallery)

Address: Julio Verne 14, Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, 11560, Mexico, MX

Jumex Collection of Art

Address: Carretera Mexico Pachuca Ectapec Edo, Mexico City, 55340, Mexico, MX

Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil (Alvar and Carmen Carillo Gil Art Museum)

Address: Avenida Revolución 1608, Mexico City, 01000, Mexico, MX

Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares (Museum of Arts and Popular Industries)

Address: Avenida Juárez 44, Mexico City, 06050, Mexico, MX

Museo de la Acuarela (Watercolour Museum)

Address: Salvador Novo 88, Barrio de Santa Catarina, Mexico City, 04010, Mexico, MX

Museo Escultórico Geles Cabrera (Museum of the Sculptor Geles Cabrera)

Address: Xicoténcatl 181, Mexico City, 04100, Mexico, MX

Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual

Address: Calle Licenciado Primo Verdad 8, Mexico City, 06010, Mexico, MX

Image of the Museo Frida Kahlo (Frida Kahlo Museum)

Museo Frida Kahlo (Frida Kahlo Museum)

Address: Londres 247, Mexico City, 04400, Mexico, MX

Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Culture)

Address: Avenida Hidalgo 289, Mexico City, 04100, Mexico, MX

Museo Sala de Arte Público David Alfaro Siqueiros (David Alfaro Siqueiros Museum)

Address: Tres Picos 29, Mexico City, 11000, Mexico, MX

Museo Soumaya

Address: Avenida Revolución y Rio Magdalena, Mexico City, 01090, Mexico, MX

Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA Roma)

Address: Tabasco 73, Colonia Roma, Mexico City, 06700, Mexico, MX

Museo Universitario del Chopo / UNAM (UNAM University Art Museum)

Address: Dr. Enrique González Martinez 10, Mexico City, 06400, Mexico, MX

Pinacoteca del Templo de la Profesa (Profesa Temple Art Gallery)

Address: Madero esquina Isabel la Católica, Mexico City, 06010, Mexico, MX