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Museum of History, Anthropology and Art

| University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan 00931, Puerto Rico
+1 787-764-0000
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Uprrp

Small but very interesting museum. Home to "El Velorio" from Francisco Oller, very famous painting... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Samuel D
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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El Velorio

Good trip to see local, egyptian and other cultures exhibitions. Home to "El Velorio" from... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
William C
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The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art of Puerto Rico was established by law in 1951 as a national museum. It is administered by the University of Puerto Rico and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is the custodian of important collections of Antillean archeology, painting, drawing, local and international engraving, sculpture, poster art, folk art, historical documents, philately and numismatics. It has ethnographic collections of some native peoples of the Americas and of several cultures of Africa. It also has the Puerto Rican Art Documentation Center, which includes valuable documents for academic research. Call 787-763-3939 for information on current exhibition.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan 00931, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Small but very interesting museum. Home to "El Velorio" from Francisco Oller, very famous painting in P.R. Lot of local history

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good trip to see local, egyptian and other cultures exhibitions. Home to "El Velorio" from Francisco Oller. Magnificent painting with lots of details to study.

Thank William C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum is located on the campus of University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Rio Piedras. To get here, take the Tren Urbano to the UPR station (first underground stop) exit and you are at the entrance to the campus. The museum is the first...More

Thank JibaroTraveller
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This museum not only features "El Velorio" by Francisco Oller and very interesting egyptian mummy. We like to visit the museum periodically because of the temporary exhibitions. We loved the exhibition with replicas of "El Velorio" objetcts and the "Premios de la Bienal de San...More

1  Thank Cynthia Y
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The museum is small--only two exhibits--so it won't take long to get through. The most difficult part is figuring out how to get there. We were coming from Old San Juan. The way we did it was to pick up a bus at the depot...More

5  Thank Emilylr
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We were staying in the University district of San Juan, and had a full day for exploring the area. After visiting the university (also worth the stop), we chose to visit this small museum of art and anthropology. It was worth the visit! The admission...More

2  Thank marikaS23
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Even though its collection is small, its academic and cultual relevance is high. The building, designed by Henry Klumb in the late 1950's is a mature and serenely beautiful setting for the collections. At the forefront of the University of Puerto Rico's Rio Piedras Campus,...More

2  Thank arqjuangomez
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I only had time for a short visit, but the exhibits are well worth the time.

2  Thank artstung
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