“Yo por Yo,” a self-portrait by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Photo: MAM


Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM) is offering a peek into its treasure trove of art with a special exhibit of some of its collections that are not usually on display.

The exhibit, composed of paintings, lithographs and sculptures by 20 of the nation’s most important modern artists, includes rarely seen works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Dr. Atl, and will remain on display through Aug. 5.

The museum has more than 2,700 works of art in its warehouses, and the idea behind this exhibit is to provide a brief synopsis of Mexican art during the 1900s.

The extraordinary exhibit opens with “Las Dos Fridas” (“The Two Fridas”), a 1939 work by Kahlo that is considered to be one of the artist’s most emblemic pieces.

Orozco’s equally iconic “Soladeras” and Siqueros’ compelling “Madre” are also on display.

Rivera is represented by a series of lithographs from 1932 and several later paintings.

The MAM is located in Chapultepec Park on Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, on the corner of Gandhi.

It is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and there is a 65-peso admission fee, except on Sundays, when everyone enters free of charge.


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