National Museum of Graphic Arts


Several examples of the history of Mexican graphic arts and works done by international plastic artists can be appreciated in its exhibition halls and vestibules. Its permanent halls: Introduction to graphic arts, The historical process of graphic arts in Mexico and Modern and contemporary engraving, provide the visitor with first hand information about Mexican graphic arts and its aesthetic tendencies practically since the pre Hispanic period up to the 20th century.

The National Museum of Graphic Arts exhibits pre Hispanic and Colonial engravings, pieces produced in The Academy, modern and contemporary works, graphic arts in the 20th century, the rebirth of graphic arts (1922-1960) and the new alternatives of this artistic discipline.

The museum is located in a neoclassic building erected in the end of the 19th century. It was created on December 17th 1986 with the objective of promoting and spreading the graphic work of Mexican and international artists. Temporary exhibitions, representative of national and international graphic, are held within its facilities. The museum has an information and research centre and offers guided visits, literary workshops and engraving workshops for children. The construction is part of the historic Square of Santa Veracruz, whose church was founded in 1586, even though the church that we know today is from 1764. This architectonic unit is completed by the building where the Franz Meyer Museum is.


Av. Hidalgo 39, Col. Centro (Área 5), Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 6050, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:45 hrs.
El museo cerrará el 25 de diciembre y 1 de enero.




Niños, estudiantes y afiliados al INAPAM entrada libre,Domingos entrada libre


Guide visits


Tel. (55) 5521 2244 y (55) 5510 4905


July 09 to October 09 2022

August 26 2021 to November 15 2022