Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires)



The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno or MAMBA) showcases a 7,000-piece permanent collection of contemporary art largely from Argentine artists. While paintings and other more traditional mediums are represented, the museum also covers photography, graphic design, printmaking, and works of new media.

The Basics
Renovated in 2010, the circa 1918 building still features the original exposed brick facade and wrought-iron fixtures. Expanded gallery space displays permanent works from 1920s onward, while temporary exhibitions highlight local and Latin American artists. Visit independently or as part of an art-themed city tour that might include the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) and Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires). 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Photography is permitted inside the museum; be sure to turn off your flash.
  • Docent-led tours of the museum are available upon request.
  • Museum facilities include a cafe and a gift shop selling books published by the museum.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The museum is in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, near the San Juan metro stop on Line C. Several buses also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily throughout the year, with extended evening hours on Saturday and Sunday. The collection tends to be quietest on weekday mornings or evenings. Admission is free on Wednesday.

Things to Do in San Telmo
A trip to the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art offers an opportunity to explore one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, San Telmo. Pay a visit to the 18th century Santo Domingo Convent, tour the National History Museum, do some shopping at San Telmo Market, or watch local tango dancers show off their skills in Plaza Dorrego. If you visit on Sunday, be sure to visit the weekly feria (market), known for its antiques and crafts.


Av. San Juan 350
Buenos Aires, The Pampas


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