The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (MNMAG) collects, preserves and exhibits modern and contemporary Mongolian artworks. The collection serves an important role in documenting the social, historical and cultural evolution of the country. In 1991, MNMAG separated from the Fine Arts Museum of Mongolia and became an independent organization, dedicated to increasing public appreciation for Mongolian modern visual artworks.
The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery is a government-supported arts organization. Its collection forms the basis for providing aesthetic experiences and art education to the public. The gallery’s unique collection consists of Mongolian modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, crafts and other new forms of art and artifacts which possess originality and a superior Mongolian thematic identity. Artworks in the collection cover a range of themes from history and cultural traditions to landscapes and contemporary expressions.
The MNMAG is part of a network of local and international organizations and individual experts in the modern art field. In recent years, this network has expanded through collaboration with UNESCO, the International Council of Museums, the Federation of Asian Artists, Embassies in Ulaanbaatar and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum of Japan. Joint projects, including with university teachers and students, enable MNMAG to organize exhibitions of Mongolian and international modern art, providing a growing platform for the exchange of cultures and ideas.