The National Museum of Art (MUNAL) is located in the historic center of Mexico City on Tacuba num. 8, in the plaza of Manuel Tolsá, in front of the statue of the “caballito”.
The building was built in 1904 and it preserves an eclectic architecture from the beginning of the 20th century to house the pictorial and sculptural collection of renowned artists such as Andrés de la Concha, Cristóbal de Villalpando, Miguel Cabrera, Manuel Tolsá, Saturnino Herrán, Ángel Zárraga, Dr. ATL , José María Velasco, María Izquierdo, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others.
At the MUNAL you can visit temporary exhibitions such as Saturnino Herrán, who was a precocious child with a taste and talent for art. In his works naked bodies converge, he shows eyes that alienate, intimacy, mythology, strength and fascination, which seek to discover beauty through expression.
Saturnino Herrán was the author of a new sensibility which made him the forerunner of a new Mexican style in painting.