Museo Soumaya - Who we are
  • About Us

    A part of the Fundación Carlos Slim, A.C., Museo Soumaya opened its doors to the public in 1994. A non-profit cultural institution, its vocation is to collect, research, conserve, and exhibit the artistic heritage of Mexico and Europe principally. It aims to promote the understanding and enjoyment of works of art through a range of activities that include permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, catalogues and monthly publications, recreational spaces, lectures, film cycles, and interactive programs.

    The museum’s holdings include a collection of European Old Masters, with some splendid works of the Italian, French, German, and Spanish schools from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. There are also works from New Spain and South America in the collection, including paintings, sculptures, ivories, estofado carvings, and furniture from the viceregal period.

    Museo Soumaya possesses the largest collection of works by Auguste Rodin outside of France. Rodin’s sculptures marked the advent of modernity. Also on display are emblematic works by the French impressionists and examples of nineteenth-century Mexican portraits and landscapes.

    The Mexican and European avant-garde movements are represented by artists of the stature of Picasso, Dalí, Tamayo, Siqueiros, and Rivera. Two murals by Rufino Tamayo mark the beginning and end of a journey across six centuries of art, open to both the Mexican public and visitors from around the world.

  • Mission

    To share the collection of the Fundación Carlos Slim, offering more than thirty centuries of art from Europe and the Americas, in spaces of encounter for all, designed to generate reflection and dialogue within the Latin American cultural panorama, in a context of commitment and social responsibility.

  • Vision

    To conserve, research, and make more widely know the cultural heritage of the Fundación Carlos Slim, through permanent, temporary, and travelling exhibits, as well as a wide range of programs focusing on inclusiveness, social responsibility, the environment, education, human development, research, and publishing, designed to enhance the quality of life of our visitors through continual improvement and thus meet standards of international excellence.

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