Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey
Fachada MARCO.jpg
Established 1991
Location Zuazua and Jardón,
Barrio Centro
Nuevo León, México
Coordinates 25°40′08″N 100°18′36″E / 25.669°N 100.310°E / 25.669; 100.310
Type Contemporary Art museum
Public transit access Metro, Zaragoza
Website (in English)

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey ((in English): Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey), abbreviated as MARCO, is a major art museum, located in the city of Monterrey, in Nuevo León state of northeastern Mexico. [1] MARCO one of the leading museums of contemporary art in Mexico.

MARCO organizes major exhibitions with regional and international contemporary artists. The museum is in the Centro district of Monterrey, adjacent to the Macroplaza and to the Barrio Antiguo district.

Central Patio with water mirror fountain.
"La Paloma" by sculptor Juan Soriano.


MARCO was designed by internationally renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, in a Minimalist Post-modern architectural style. The museum building opened in 1991. [2]

The artworks are in spaces with balanced arrangements of natural and artificial light. A visit to the museum includes experiencing a series of architectural spaces and elements that are in themselves works of art. [2]

The occupies a 16,000 square metres (170,000 sq ft) structure, with 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft) for exhibitions in 11 gallery halls. [2]There is an outdoor sculpture garden courtyard, the Central Patio courtyard with a water mirror fountain, and an auditorium, gift shop and restaurant.

A large outdoor bronze sculpture is a landmark at the museum's entrance plaza on the street. It is an abstracted dove, titled "La Paloma" (the dove), by sculptor Juan Soriano. The 4 ton modern sculpture rises 18 feet (5.5 m) above the plaza and street corner of Zuazua and Jardón streets. [3]]


Permanent collection[edit]

The permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey−MARCO is composed of paintings, sculptures, installations, and graphic artworks. [4]

The collection is primarily contemporary Latin American artworks, by Mexican and Latin American artists. There are also works by artists in Europe, the United States, and Canada in the permanent collection.[4]


Many Mexican artists have been exhibited in temporary shows at MARCO, including:

Other nationalities of artists have also been exhibited in temporary shows, including:

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