The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), is one of the leading cultural centers in Latin America whose efforts have been directed towards promoting international contemporary art with an emphasis on the visual arts of Latin America and Mexico.
MARCO opened to the public on 28 June 1991 with the comprehensive exhibition Myth and Magic in America: The Eighties, and since then has presented the work of some of the most prestigious contemporary artists working today. It has transformed itself into a forum for young artistic talent and continues to build one of the most important permanent collections of contemporary art.
As such, it affirms its motto: “MARCO is much more than a museum,” it is a space for the diversity of artistic expression and it is a focal point for leading trends in contemporary art; thus, in addition to the visual arts, literature, music, the cinema, video and dance may be encountered within this Museum that seeks diverse audiences through its educational and membership programs.
MARCO is a creative, educational and reflective space for the dissemination of the arts, a place for experiencing, enjoying and self-reflection.
In support of its exhibitions and with the objective of contributing to bringing the public closer to art and to a better understanding and enjoyment of it, MARCO has designed programs and activities that include: courses and art classes for children, adolescents, young adults and adults; guided tours; conferences; art diplomas; round-table discussions with artists; and other activities that address the visual arts and artistic disciplines.