If you’re looking for the best art galleries in Mexico, the best place to start is in the sprawling environs of Mexico City. With a population of nine million proper and more than 20 million people comprising the greater urban area, this is fertile ground for finding a concentration of the best art institutions in the nation.

To assist you with this monumental task, here are some top suggestions:

Proyectos Monclova

The unlikely location of a converted pool hall has created one of Mexico’s most pleasing assortments of contemporary art that blends national and international works. Established in 2012, Proyectos Monclova features works by multigenerational artists. Recent exhibitions include Angela Gurria, James Benjamin Franklin, and Theo Mercier.


With a decidedly non-Mexican-sounding name, this gallery is widely considered a top choice among the contemporary art lovers of CDMX. Kurimanzutto has garnered international fame while highlighting home-grown Mexican talent. It occupies a renovated space in San Miguel Chapultepec. Established in the late 1990s, this gallery features an incredible array of paintings, sculptures, and modern art forms, including Carlos Amora, Damian Ortega, Danh Vo, and Inaki Bonillas.

Kurimanzutto was conceived by Gabriel Orozco, whom the Italian art curator Francesco Bonami called “the most influential artist of the decade.”

Museo Jumex

Be prepared to be blown away by this five-story gallery that sports a David Chipperfield design and yet features an exterior color of muted neutrals. Museo Jume has a massive and comprehensive collection of modern art, including works by Gabriel Orozco and legendary giants of the art world, such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. Contemporary works on display include David Weiss and Peter Fischli.

Galeria OMR

This superb gallery is among the most established in CDMX – but keep in mind it is closed for renovation and scheduled for reopening in September. Here the art lover will find permanent collections of Pia Camil, Daniel Silver, and Julieta Aranda. In the amazing RAW, OMR is located in the trendy Roma Norte district.

Musea Frido Kahlo

This is both a museum and an art gallery. It s a solid mainstay and noted stop for all art lovers. Named for the famous Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo, the interior environment is almost like walking right within her renowned paintings. The vivid blue walls earned this facility the nickname of La Casa Azul (The Blue House).