Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Museo de arte contemporaneo en Monterrey.jpg
Established 1991
Location Zuazua and Jardón
64000 Monterrey, Mexico
Coordinates 25°40′08″N 100°18′36″E / 25.669°N 100.310°E / 25.669; 100.310
Type Art museum
Public transit access Metro, Zaragoza

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (abbreviated as MARCO) is one of the leading museums of contemporary art in Mexico. MARCO organizes major exhibitions with regional and international contemporary artists. It is located in the heart of Monterrey next to the Macroplaza and Barrio Antiguo. MARCO was inaugurated on June 28, 1991, was designed by internationally renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta in a postmodern, minimalist style.

Outside the museum at the entrance is a large dove sculpture by artist Juan Soriano, called "La Paloma" (The dove). This sculpture is 18 feet (5.5 m) tall, weighs 4 tons, and is made of bronze.

The construction occupied 16,000 square metres (170,000 sq ft), with 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft) for exhibition in 11 halls. Also, there is a central yard with a water mirror, an auditorium, a gift shop, a restaurant and sculpture yard.


The permanent collection is composed of Latin American paintings.

Many Mexican artists has been exhibited in the temporary exhibitions, among them: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Hermenegildo Bustos, Julio Galán, Matthias Goeritz, Teodoro González de León, Enrique Guzmán, Ricardo Legorreta, Ricardo Mazal, Miriam Medrez, Armando Salas Portugal, Rodolfo Morales, Paula Santiago, Alberto Vargas and Frida Kahlo. And others foreign artists such as: Joan Brossa, Jenny Holzer, Ana Mendieta, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore, Cory Hanson, Michael Ray-Von and Isamu Noguchi.

At the moment the exhibitions are:

Coordinates: 25°40′08″N 100°18′36″W / 25.669°N 100.310°W / 25.669; -100.310