Exterior View, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo

About the Museum


Interior, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM
Courtesy Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM. Photo: Oliver Santana

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM

Exterior View, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo
Courtesy Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM. Photo: Oliver Santana

Exterior View, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM
Oliver santana, Courtesy Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM. Photo: Oliver Santana

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM
Courtesy Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM. Photo: Oliver Santana

Interior view, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM

The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) holds the largest public collection of contemporary artists working in Mexico. Represented are leading artists from a variety of artistic movements, both mainstream and underground. Inaugurated in 2008 and already an important Mexico City cultural landmark, the museum is set within the context of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) – the largest and most prestigious public university in Latin America. In 2004, the acquisition program formally began to gather pieces produced from 1952 onward that have been relevant to the development of Mexican art. The collection, which is continually growing, aims to document the history of contemporary art in Mexico, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installations and the graphic arts.

Collection Highlights


Damián Ortega

Latrine America

Francis Alÿs

The collector

Juan Francisco Elso

Heart of America, Fragment of the Installation Transparency of God

Teresa Margolles

The Promise

Vicente Rojo

Artifact
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo : Collection Highlights

Damián Ortega

Latrine America, 1997
ceramic, epoxy plastiline and varnish
Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM, Donated by Patronato Fondo De Arte Contemporáneo A.C., 2014

Francis Alÿs

The collector, 1991-1992
tin dogs, magnets, video, photographs, maps, and sketches
Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM, Acquired 2007

Juan Francisco Elso

Heart of America, Fragment of the Installation Transparency of God, 1987
branches, wax, ash and dry grass
Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM, Acquired 2005

Teresa Margolles

The Promise, 2012
site-specific installation
Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM, Acquisition with funds from the Programa de Egresos de la Federación, 2015

Vicente Rojo

Artifact, 1968
iron structure with pieces of lacquered wood
Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC/UNAM, Acquired 2006
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