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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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Lots to see indoors and Outdoors

This art museum (gallery) is wonderful. It has a lot of really interesting exhibits ranging from... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Baltzer
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Halifax, Canada
Prison in the back

We kinda walked up on this place. It wasn't on our agenda but decided to stop. Upon entering it... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
774terrancej
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
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Opens in 21 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-977-6277

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This art museum (gallery) is wonderful. It has a lot of really interesting exhibits ranging from historical to modern. I felt it was a good representation of the Puerto Rican culture showcasing local artists, as well as art work depicting life in Cuba. There was...More

Thank Baltzer
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We kinda walked up on this place. It wasn't on our agenda but decided to stop. Upon entering it wasn't crowded. The art collection was small, so not a diversity of exhibits to see. We wondered in the back patio and saw the remains of...More

Thank 774terrancej
Reviewed 30 August 2017

They have a great collection from puertorrican artists, specially graphic arts (serigraphs, posters...) and many more. The building is a beautiful and the gardens even more. They offer discounts for military personnel and others. Just ask.

Thank Sapomuerto
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a museum dedicated to Puerto Rican art, so keep in mind that you will not see the typical collection of European art here. What you will see here you will not see in other museums, but definitely take the docent led tour. That...More

Thank happytravels
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

There were few exhibits open and little to see. Not worth going. Sorry we wasted our vacation time traveling there.

Thank Beverley W
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Fascinating historic pieces, professional installations, historic works alongside current conceptual pieces. Well staffed with well informed docents. Wonderful gift shop with real, high end works from locals for sale.

Thank Gringo-in-Paradise
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were fortunate enough to catch this edition of The Museum's Summer Sessions for kids; and my daughter loved it! Arriving early was such a treat. Behind the Museum is where they have a sculpture garden with beautiful grounds to wander through. Favorite part were...More

Thank Romy S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This Museum provides a sweet break from beach an heat! The collection contains works from Puerto Rican classic, impressionist, and modern and a few contemporary artists. Fabulous display of works by Puerto Rican masters. A must see.

1  Thank NYerinPhilly
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

As a art lover and also local resident on the island, I find this museum so amazing. The art is one of the best ones you can see in San Juan also it gives you a great perspective away of the typical perspective of other...More

2  Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The museum itself was laid out well and the staff was very pleasant. The garden was lovely and very peaceful. Neither my husband nor I enjoyed the art. We could appreciate the work and details involved in these works of art, but we did not...More

Thank SaraandBob
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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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