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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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Garden is awesome!

Museum. So great exhibitions. But I still thinking of the garden. I just loved it!!!!!! Better... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2015
CaroLina S
Nicely done

Not a large place, but full of native artist work and varying exhibits. There gift store is small... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2015
San Carlos, California
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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
+1 787-977-6277

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Reviewed 16 March 2015

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

Thank CaroLina S
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.

Thank alicemmiller
Reviewed 12 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

Thank lolinstar
Reviewed 28 February 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.

Thank CrossingRebecca
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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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

We were wonderfully surprised to find this gem of a museum in San Juan. Very interesting Contemporary Art from Puerto Rican artists. Really enjoyed it and would suggest a visit if you have the time.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The Museo de Arte de Puerto was a very good attraction in the Santurce District of 'New' San Juan. The building structure and design was absolutely magnificent. We were greeted very kindly at the door and given instructions on where to buy our tickets at...More

2  Thank Ezra B
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Convenient to go to if you are walking near El Morro (fort.) One current exhibit is of the works of Campeche, the first known Puerto Rican visual artist and considered by art critics as one of the best rococo artists in the Americas. Not too...More

Thank ingrid c
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This museum had much more modern art than I was expecting, which is not something I really appreciate well. The sculpture garden was pretty, but we spend through the museum because it just wasn't that interesting to us. There's not much else nearby, but easily...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The building was beautiful and the artwork was interesting. It was not crammed with items. The sculptures and garden was pleasant to stroll through. We were able to get here from Isla Verde via bus. Walked to the Mercado Santurce after our visit.

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
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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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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