The University Museum of Contemporary Art – UMCA – Mexico City

Images of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, January, 2017

It is a bit of a drive to the UMCA on the outskirts of Mexico City. The day we visited and the art was between installations but I loved the architecture. The spaces of the University Museum of contemporary Art are very beautiful. It is very heartening just how serious Mexico takes its Art. Modern and other.

The University Museum of Contemporary Art of UNAM is the first museum created ex profeso — that is — expressly for contemporary art in all Mexico. Opened just in 2008, MUAC has hosted and exhibited striking international surveys and curated exhibitions of some of the most important art in the world. Designed by Teodoro González de León, the building gives space to lively debate and critical experimentation for in which the very axis of museum-studies centers squarely on the individual visitor.

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.

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  1. This is a fantastic space ….. sadly it was largely vacant, but can only imagine just hoe wonderful it would be once the walls and floors are populated with great Mexican art ….. definitely worth a visit when visiting Mexico City.

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