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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
Phone Number:
+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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Lovely garden

Spent an afternoon at this museum which has many examples of Puertorrican artists from different eras. The outdoor gardens were also lovely. The staff were very friendly & helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Spent an afternoon at this museum which has many examples of Puertorrican artists from different eras. The outdoor gardens were also lovely. The staff were very friendly & helpful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

If you like art, this is one of the museums to visit... The other one is in Ponce and it is quite far away from San Juan. Anyway you need a taxi to get to the museum from San Juan Bay...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

The museum is conveniently located close to Condado. The museum is clean and spacious. The arrangement of the exhibits is good, but the art work itself is very average. Maybe the exhibits were not to my taste (modern/abstract). The botanical garden in the backyard was pretty good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

What a wonderfully planned museum! The exhibitions are divided between permanent and temporary; rich in Puerto Rican history and culture yet modern. My friends and I were inspired after leaving and talking about some of the pieces for days.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

You can go with family. You can purchase reminders. have good works and learn a lot about art. have an area for children.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

A good selection of Puerto Rican art in a beautiful setting, specially when they have special exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

This museum located in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan is a wonderful place to spend a morning. It is not a very big museum but the collection is outstanding and the grounds are lovely. We walked from the Caribe Hilton (in Puerta de Tierra) to the museum -- a long walk but well worth it because we got to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

I'll be honest, this museum wasn't on my to-do list for Puerto Rico. But it was raining buckets with no sign of letting up, so we weren't going to the beach or the rain forest or walking around Old San Juan, so we hopped in a cab and spent a few hours here. My companion isn't a fan of contemporary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

With our limited time, we were able to get some San Juan culture as well as lunch in between checking out of our hotel and checking in at the airport...from 11 to 2....perfect timing. Nice museum and restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Located within walking distance of the Condado coast, the Museum has a good collection of old and new Puerto Rican art, including works by José Campeche and 60s poster art wich i find very unique, the gardens are also beautiful, across the street there are several restaurants – french, italian, hindu – in case you're hungry, went there on sunday!

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