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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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Museo Marveloso!

Generally, when one thinks of a Puerto Rico vacation, one thinks of sandy beaches, tropical drinks... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
boston, mass.

My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed the time spent in this museum. The staff was extremely... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Northeastern Ontario, 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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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-6277

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Generally, when one thinks of a Puerto Rico vacation, one thinks of sandy beaches, tropical drinks and swaying palm trees. A more culturally aware person might also think of culinary speciaities, architecture in Old San Juan, upbeat music AND artwork! This museum is a fantastic...More

Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed the time spent in this museum. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. One man took the time to explain to us many pieces in one of the galleries. He truly showed his pride of his country and we...More

Thank chantallelaroche
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is a small but very interesting Museum, it gives a great overview of Puertorican artists and samples of the art that permeated the island in the past. The guides were very friendly and helpful

Thank judith r
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Please visit, you won't regret it! The building itself is quite a sight. The artworks are superb and carefully curated. It's a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend, especially for date nights.

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Housed in an architecturally distinguished building, the art is varied and beautiful. Not one dull moment! Very helpful docents. It warmed my heart to see such fine art in such a gorgeous setting in always struggling Puerto Rico. A world class venue not to be...More

Thank tobytlk
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Walked to the museum from our hotel. The museum houses wonderful works of art and many mural sized paintings. The didactic descriptions were very informative in both spanish and english. Definitely worth the time to visit this museum.

Thank CarmensFam
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We arranged an English speaking guide and were not disappointed. It is a place to spend about two hours learning about Puerto Rican artists. Do not miss the gardens.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful contemporary art both still and interactive. The museum includes a floor for children. Also the children's floor extends to a beautiful garden and walking trail. The staff was very friendly and engaging! I highly recommend this Museum.

Thank DM T
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a very good museum, well curated, organized and easy to navigate. Galleries reveal Puerto Rican art and culture through history up to contemporary art.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Truly a delight and surprise to find a world class art museum in San Juan. If museum in historical hospital restored magically is any indication of a San Juan and turning the tide of urban decay to culture and beauty this is it.

Thank prairiegarden
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14 January 2017|
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Response from booobetsy | Reviewed this property |
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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20 October 2016|
Response from Samuel D | Reviewed this property |
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