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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Arequipa

Av. Tacna y Arica 201, Arequipa 04001, Peru
00 51 54 221068
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Dismal exhibits

Disappointing that a beautiful city of a million can’t come up with a better museum of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Interesting Little Museum--Well Worth a Visit

I'm really glad I found this place. It was actually quite easy to spot--just across from the train... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Leah C
Reading, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Contemporary Art of Arequipa,is specialized in the field of modern peruvian plastic arts, was founded in 1993The Museum counts with 14 exhibition halls Apart from the permanent exhibition of the works of its collection, the Museum recieves annualy more than 10 temporary , individual and joint, exhibitions of well-known national and foreign artists
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  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
3 weeks ago
“Dismal exhibits”
18 Nov 2016
“Interesting Little Museum--Well Worth a Visit”
Av. Tacna y Arica 201, Arequipa 04001, Peru
00 51 54 221068
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing that a beautiful city of a million can’t come up with a better museum of contemporary art. The gate was locked. Eventually, someone came to open it, took our admission, pocketed the bill, didn’t give us a ticket. We wandered around, several empty rooms,...More

Thank woggles67
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I'm really glad I found this place. It was actually quite easy to spot--just across from the train station, about a 15-20 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas. The admission was next to nothing (3 soles, I think), but the museum is worth more,...More

Thank Leah C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Never made it inside as we walked down from the central plaza (get a taxi back uphill) to find the gates locked and a rather disreputable notice saying hours were 8 to 2. Three stars based upon the reports elsewhere of its unusually interesting contents.

1  Thank bobJ5472DS
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We visited when the bottom floor exhibition was in rotation so only got to see the top floor of permanent collection. With seemingly three people of staff, you saw the love, handwork and soul in this museum. Plus, with no cafe, store or other typically...More

Thank dimpleNYC
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We nearly missed this museum, but we're so glad we made the effort. Barely ten minutes walk south of the town centre, this small but beautifully curated gallery contains mainly sculpture by many of Peru's top young artists. The contrast with the very old, historic...More

3  Thank EldestOyster
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Seeing the contemporary art of an area adds a special element, especially after all the religious art. This is no different -- contemporary artists of note, recent art exhibit winners, a noteworthy permanent exhibit, a lovely sculpture and flower garden (with an old train car?!),...More

4  Thank nancyye
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