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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-6277
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Very well done

I stumbled upon the museum while out for a walk one day. The exhibits were rich in color and... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
April H
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Boise, Idaho
Very good presentation and curation

Beautiful building and grounds, art is organized by theme rather than chronology which adds a very... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
idonotusescreennames
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Ottawa, Canada
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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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299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
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"great museum"
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"nice collection"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I stumbled upon the museum while out for a walk one day. The exhibits were rich in color and history. The kids' floors (1st and 2nd) were so well done. I was alone, but know my children would have enjoyed it had they been there....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Beautiful building and grounds, art is organized by theme rather than chronology which adds a very interesting dimension to the visit. The exhibition is not very big - two wings on two floors, but the quality is great. Of course all of the art is...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

I visited here as part of a tour group recently. I really enjoy art museums and this one was unique; many of the rooms had themed "pop culture" exhibits or contemporary installations. They were quite unique and beautifully done. There were also paintings and other...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Unless you are really into the arts I would not make a big effort to see this museum. Some Puerto Rican history but also "pop" art that really was really for a select taste. Gardens are nice but after the rain forest tours not really...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2015

I wasn't sure I would enjoy Puerto Rican art but was I ever wrong. There are some wonderful pieces in this museum that is designed for the art lover. Very well layed out with maps and helpful tips so you don't get lost or forget...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Museum. So great exhibitions. But I still thinking of the garden. I just loved it!!!!!! Better outside, really!

Thank CaroLina S
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Not a large place, but full of native artist work and varying exhibits. There gift store is small but I was able to purchase reasonably priced numbered prints from local artists. Plan to spend about an hour or so, plus the gift shop.

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

I liked a lot the beautiful way of introducing us to our culture, the Wednesday free entrance from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. , the lovely patio with a fish pond, and sculptures, the Museum Art Shop, the Theater, even the rest rooms facilities. I...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2015

Lots of powerful pieces. Not sure that I "liked" them or even fully understood them, but I am glad to have seen them. Well worth spending a couple of hours wandering around this.

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Reviewed 24 February 2015

My daughter and I loved this museum. My favorite type of art museum - compact so you are not overwhelmed, containing art local to Puerto Rico. The galleries were organized by theme, so the art was very diverse in each gallery - something for everyone....More

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you can go by bus T-5 only $.75 they open Wednesday to sunday but bus only working Monday to saturday
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I'm not sure but i think you can do it. They receive a lot of tourists during the year so they may be able
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