Eugenio López Alonso, the sole heir to the Jumex fruit-juice fortune, is known as an arts patron whose foundation underwrites contemporary art exhibitions in Mexico, courses in Latin American art at U.S. colleges and art schools, and programs at U.S. museums focusing on Latin American art. López’s own 3,000-work collection includes Doug Aitken, Olafur Eliasson, and Gabriel Orozco, some of which are often loaned to exhibitions around the world and at the Museo Jumex, a David Chipperfield–designed building in the Polanco neighborhood of the Mexico’s capital, which Lopez opened in 2013. Lopez also has hands-on experience as a commercial gallerist. In 1993, with a partner, he opened Chac Mool Gallery in West Hollywood and ran it until 2006, when he became a board member at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He is currently vice chair of MOCA’s board.
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