Carrillo Gil Contemporary Art Museum (MACG)

  • CATEGORY: Museums
  • PHONES: (55) 8647 5450


This museum, located in the traditional neighborhood of San Ángel, was built with the objective of lodging the collection that Álvaro Carrillo Gil, pediatrician and businessman, acquired since the decade of the 1930’s. currently, it is thought as an essential space to let the public know about the national and international contemporary artistic proposals. The building, of modernist style, was designed by the architects Augusto H. Álvarez and Enrique Carral Icaza. In 1972, the Carrillo Gil family decided to sell the building, the collection and the library as a whole to the federal government. The museum was inaugurated on August 30th 1974.
Its collection is one of the most important in Mexico and Latin America; it includes works by José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Günther Gerzo, Wolfgang Paalen, Luis Nishisawa, among others.
Representative works of modern graphic art along with a collection of Ukiyo-E Japanese prints belonging to the period from the XVII to the XX centuries. The collection of the museum has continued to grow through acquisition and gifts given by contemporary artists, and to this day it has more than 1700 pieces. The construction also has spaces for temporary exhibitions of diverse origins and genres; there is a library specialized in contemporary art, a documentation center, a video production, recording and projection area. Additionally, the museum offers educational services, wardrobe and easy access to handicapped people, along with activities related to cultural promotion, such as guided visits, lectures, courses and artistic workshops for children, young people and adults.


Av. Revolución 1608, Col. San Angel, C.P. 1000, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
El museo permanecerá cerrado los días 25 de diciembre y 1° de enero.




Los domingos entrada libre


Guide visits for disabled people | Guide visits | Video library | Video room | Bookstore | Clases | Conferences | Colloquium | Season of videoart and cinema


Tel. (55) 8647 5450