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Macay Museum

Calle 60 | next to Cathedral on Grande Plaza, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 3191
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lovely small (and free) museum on the main plaza

This is a small museum that won't be mistaken for the MoMA any time soon, but it's very much worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
Beautiful museum!

It is free to enter, and it wasn't busy at all. The García Ponce exhibits were really nice, I... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Matthew B
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El Museo Fernando García Ponce-Macay es el único museo dedicado a la promoción y difusión del arte moderno y contemporáneo en toda la península de Yucatán, México. Anualmente recibe un promedio de 72 mil visitantes. Y si algo lo distingue, es su profunda vocación educativa, atendiendo al año a más de 22 mil niños, a través de programas especiales, cursos, talleres y visitas guiadas. El Museo Fernando García Ponce-Macay tiene como misión promover la difusión y el conocimiento del arte moderno y contemporáneo nacional e internacional. Por ello, cada tres meses, se renuevan sus 15 salas de exposición temporal al mismo tiempo, realizando alrededor de 45 muestras anuales, con un movimiento de obra de cerca de 2 mil piezas cada vez. El inmueble posee 15 salas para exposiciones temporales, dos galerías y cuatro salas permanentes, donde se exhibe la obra de tres grandes figuras de la plástica yucateca: Fernando Castro Pacheco, Fernando García Ponce y Gabriel Ramírez Aznar.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle 60 | next to Cathedral on Grande Plaza, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 3191
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum that won't be mistaken for the MoMA any time soon, but it's very much worth a visit. The collection provides a nice overview of a century of Mexican painting, and it includes some real gems, including paintings by Rufino Tamayo...More

Thank em_from_ny
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It is free to enter, and it wasn't busy at all. The García Ponce exhibits were really nice, I really enjoy his work. I also loved the variety of pieces from other artists, and especially liked seeing a Diego Rivera painting. This is such a...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Another great place to visit during Mérida en Domingo!!! It was free when we visited. It is educational and entertaining. It is handicap accessible. It is a great quiet place for couples and families. I would recommend this place for everyone!!!

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Macay Museum has works from three of Merida's best known painters , Fernando Pacheco, Fernando García Ponce , and Gabriel Ramírez. The entrance is free. The staff inside is very friendly. During my visit I was asked where I was visiting from. When i...More

Thank travelerd2011
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a delightful couple of hours roaming this fabulous museum. Fernando Garcia Ponce's work is truly inspiring. I got lost in the three galleries displaying his work from the 1960's--1980's. Nice courtyard to relax, cool off and have a Coke.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You can always find interesting exhibits here...some I've seen I wouldn't have paid a dime for, others were remarkable. However, there is no elevator and the exhibits are up two long flights of stairs. It is free however and therefore worth the climb.

Thank LuluandBobby
Reviewed 24 March 2017

An interesting, free, modern art gallery in a fascinating convent building in the heart of Merida. Well worth your time for either a short or long visit. There are both permanent galleries and changing displays.

Thank canadianpotter
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Some very interesting pieces of art & sculptures.. A lot of modern art..if you are into that sort of thing.. There is a lovely courtyard in the middle of the museum..surrounded by very large trees.Can sit out there & enjoy a snack..

Thank Victoria477
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Next to the Cathedral, air conditioned. Doesn't take much time. Artist from around the world. Not a must see for me but very well appointed.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Rather limited installations with a couple of standing artists and some revolving exhibits. The layout is a bit odd because the museum is in two stories of possiblly two (now connected) mansions. Signage was not great. But there is A/C in some of the rooms!!

Thank mark k
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