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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

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Address: 299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-977-6277
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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More than just an art museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico hosts concerts...

More than just an art museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico hosts concerts and festivals as well.

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), a non-for-profit organization, was inaugurated on July 1, 2000, as a legacy for the Puerto Rican people. The mission of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is to enrich the lives of its diverse audiences by making accessible and promoting the knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of visual arts from Puerto Rico and the world. The MAPR engages diverse communities to facilitate learning experiences about the visual arts through: the growth of a well-researched permanent collection exemplifying significant and representative examples of Puerto Rican art from the sixteenth century to the present; a dynamic program of exhibitions supported by engaging and exciting educational and cultural programs that collectively deepen the understanding of the role of the visual arts in the human experience and contribute to the creation of a curatorial legacy; documentation, research, interpretation, preservation, and conservation of the collection and the visual arts patrimony of Puerto Rico; and alliances with local, regional, and international museums and institutions to advance the knowledge of, access to, and understanding of the visual arts of the world.

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Great art collection housed in a historic building

The MAPR (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico) is housed in what used to be a hospital. The architects who "converted" it into a museum and designed the additional structure did a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The MAPR (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico) is housed in what used to be a hospital. The architects who "converted" it into a museum and designed the additional structure did a great job. The building itself and the gardens are worth the visit but the art collection is also truly amazing.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum in a beautiful remodeled building. Everybody is well informed and very helpful. Across the street there are several restaurants. It was our last day so we took a taxi to a restaurant across the street ,walked to the museum, checked our 2 carry on and later on they called a taxi to take us to the airport,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is a beautiful museum in the art-filled Santurce neighborhood. It was practically empty when I visited, except for a tour group from a cruise ship. I wish more people visited. There is a very nice collection of Puerto Rican art from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including some very beautiful landscape paintings... More 

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River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is that I live art in general but this museum is particularly astonishing.....a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked over from the friendly Hotel Iberia for a visit to an art museum. What I got was much more. It is an exploration of the the land, history, culture, music, and people of Puerto Rico through art. Very well presented and explained. I have never experienced so many staff who knew so much about their museum and were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed that the children's metal play area was removed from Activarte area. Also had to abandon the sculpture park because of unpleasant loud music. The price of the museum is very reasonable and the permanent adult areas were good for me. Sadly, my children had a pretty horrible time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The museum of art of Puerto Rico is a beautiful building with several floors of local art - paintings, mixed media, a few sculptures and videos. Not everything "spoke" to me; but there were a lot that did! Admission was free. They had a special exhibit called Re-encuentros: it is a wonderful exhibit. Not sure how long that is going... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

lots of old, dark Spanish religious paintings and one incredible room of large PreRaphaelite works. It's a quick visit but interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The name of the museum is litteral. All works displayed are by Puerto Ricans. While generally eclectic the majority of the works are modern. I tend to like classical arts, so my score is lower. The building and grounds are very nice, the outside having flowing ponds with Coi. I never saw a blue coin before, however I noticed that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

An absolute gem. A former hospital converted to a museum. Beautiful architecture and amazing galleries. The art, all by Puerto Rican artists, is diverse, cutting-edge and exceptional. Felt like i was at the Whitney Biennial. Terrific way to spend an afternoon in San Juan.

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