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For photography buffs, this is a good gallery to check out, for its many temporary exhibits along with the permanent collection. There are four or five annual temporary exhibitions as well as the "Fotoseptiembre" held in September, with works by local and international photographers. Well-known masters of the photographic arts often conduct the courses offered here.
The acronym OMR is for founders Patricia Ortiz Monasterio and Jaime Riestra who opened this gallery for new and contemporary art. With eight exhibits annually and 10 years of participating in international art fairs such as Madrid's Arco, United States' Art Chicago, Berlin's Art Forum and Paris' FIAC, they are proven art merchants. The gallery represents a wide spectrum of renowned painters, sculptors and photographers while promoting young talent. Housed in an early 20th century mansion in the heart of Colonia Roma, OMR is the exclusive agent for the work of Adolfo Riestra (1944-1989) and Luis Ortiz Monasterio (1906-1990).
This recently opened Art and Design Gallery is linked to various higher institutions of arts and culture, such as the Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Institute) and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Some of the artists associated with this gallery constitute the new generation being recognised in biennials and salons. The gallery displays both new and internationally established Mexican artists.
If you are a photographer or an amateur one, you will find FotoMuseo Cuatro Caminos, an interesting place to visit. Run by the Pedro Meyer Foundation, it is set in an abandoned warehouse. Specializing in Latin American photography, the exhibits are enthralling and covers a vast range of topics which includes wildlife, nature and people. It comprises of three galleries, four classrooms, artist residences and an auditorium. They also have courses for those who want to learn photography. They aim to educate the public about this art through their exhibitions and programs.