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Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

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Address: Avenida Juarez 975, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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+52 33 3134 1664
10:00 - 18:00
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This museum hosts frequent international exhibitions and also houses a...

This museum hosts frequent international exhibitions and also houses a large collection of Mexican art.

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Orozco being restored April 2017

This is a great museum but if you are going to see the Orozco mural in the auditorium, it is currently under restoration and is not accessible. However they have done a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I find this a very average art museum. There are not many exhibitions and nothing in particular very memorable except the giant bronze face sculpture right outside the museum. Visitors are not allowed to carry backpacks into the museum and have to store them at the reception. The nicest thing about this place is probably the building which is quite... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great museum but if you are going to see the Orozco mural in the auditorium, it is currently under restoration and is not accessible. However they have done a spectacular job with the other exhibits. We were lucky enough to stumble upon the Rufino Tamayo exhibit which was fabulous.

Thank elizromo
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not a big collection but a good one, if you're in to contemporary art (for there's not much here that isn't abstract), with fine traveling exhibits on display on a regular basis.

Thank Steve M
Philadelphia, Pa
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a small art museum connected to the University,. .We went for the Murals by Orozco (which were under renovation).We were disappointed. There were other exhibits that were interesting including a fashion exhibit on Balenciaga. Also included were paiintings and photographs. The museum is free but there is a box for a gratuity. The building is architecturally interesting inside... More 

Thank joanz359
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a really neat art museum. It has murals from Orozco and a variety of beautiful pieces of art. It only takes about 1-2 hours to see all of it.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The building itself is very nice both inside and out. When I visited in October 2016 it had two fantastic exhibitions. One was about the works of fashion designer Balenciaga. Even though I am not a fashionista I enjoyed the exhibit with its many dresses and portraits by famous painters such as Rivera and Orozco of women wearing Balenciaga fashions.... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I just love this building - stunning. Internally, it has a decent sized auditorium used by the Guadalajara University opposite, and several exhibition rooms. I've been in three times, as the exhibitions change frequently. I've enjoyed all of the collections I've seen. Entry is free, you may make a donation at the ticket desk. l say, well worth a visit.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

There's a wonderful exhibition at the museum until the 10th July. Over a hundred works which show the evolution of French and Mexican artists since the beginning of the Impressionists which was partly due to the fact that many Mexicans went to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. It's not just the works: the gallery itself is beautiful and... More 

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Museum combined a visiting exhibit from Lyon with the museum's collection to show how location didn't matter in the arts movements. If it was happening in Europe, it was happening in Mexico.

Thank Doe F
Brewster, New York
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and seeing the Los Modernos exhibit! It is nicely user friendly & thoughtfully laid out. It is convenient that they have benches for sitting in the galleries. Most of the narrative is in English as well as Spanish.

Thank Cynhoff

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