Facing the Plaza Tolsá, this neo-classical building was constructed between 1904 and 1911. A statue of Carlos IV stands ... More
National Art Museum
Facing the Plaza Tolsá, this neo-classical building was constructed between 1904 and 1911. A statue of Carlos IV stands guard at the entrance of the National Art Museum, which was opened in 1982. The marble sculptures now found in the museum's lobby were once displayed in the Alameda Central. The evolution of Mexican art from the pre-Hispanic era to the end of the 19th century can be seen in the 14 exhibit halls. There are also temporary exhibits.
In 1904 the construction of the Palacio de Bellas Artes began on the remains of the Santa Isabel convent. Porfirio
Diaz had wanted to inaugurate it in 1911, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. However, ...
The history of the female artist is a sub theme in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which
houses the works of women artists from the 16th Century to the present. The comfortable mid range scale of ...