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The upscale Polanco neighborhood in Mexico City will witness the opening of a new museum of contemporary art this month. The Jumex Museum will showcase the Jumex Foundation Contemporary Art collection, which includes the works of artists from around the world, with a concentration on artists in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Designed by renowned British architect David Chipperfield, the building’s architecture features a solid white facade with a top-floor skylight that allows natural light to highlight the displays.
“With more than 175 museums, Mexico City is well-known for its extensive variety of spaces that cater to different interests,” said Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera. “The addition of the Jumex Museum is an important one for the city and its people, as it celebrates emerging artists as well as iconic personalities of contemporary art.”
The Jumex Museum will have five levels and will be the largest private contemporary art space in Latin America. It will display permanent and rotating exhibits and house meeting spaces. The Jumex Foundation Contemporary Art collection comprises approximately 2,000 pieces of contemporary art from the 1990s to today. In addition to Mexican contemporary artists such as Miguel Calderon, Jose Davila and Cerith Wyn Evans, it includes works created by international artists such as Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol.
The Jumex Museum’s inaugural exhibits are set to include the following: