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Museum of Contempory Art

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Address: Avenida de los Martires, Calle San Blas | Ancón, Panama City, Panama

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Small, poor collections, only the shop is interesting.

There is not much to do or watch for the 10USD you pay. Only the museum shop can become interesting for finding some old advertise banners.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to do or watch for the 10USD you pay. Only the museum shop can become interesting for finding some old advertise banners.

Thank josefigueira
Charleston, West Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There was only one exhibit which took up 2 rooms. No permanent collection. The rest closed for installation. Staff could not change a $20 bill for our entrance fee. In the middle of nowhere.

Thank Arla R
Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love contemporary art and buy art all over the world. This museum is not worth the cost of the taxi to get you there or the $5 entrance. Very minimal.

Thank GinnyAtSkiPC
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This museum provides temporary exhibits of modern Panamian art. Some exhibits are better than others. There is no permanent collection on display. It's hit or miss whether the exhibit is good or even if you are allowed in to the building. The staff is rude and unhelpful.

Thank dmittleman
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I like to travel like the locals, so we took the subway to the 5 de Mayo station and walked a few blocks. The covered pedestrian walkway over the highway was littered with human feces. I'm not kidding - it was disgusting. So, take a cab. It's hard to find and it's rather small. You only need 20 minutes to... More 

1 Thank Chris E
Shortsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

First: This place is IMPOSSIBLE to find. Asked eight or ten people along the way (after exiting the subway) and were finally advised to take a cab, because nobody knew where the museum or even the street was. By the way.........................., NOT an UNUSUAL experience in Panama City, which has almost no street signs. Museum is tiny: no larger than... More 

1 Thank Michael K
Panama Cit,y, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

When Panama took control of former US installations on the land adjacent to Martyrs Avenue one of its forward thinking moves was the establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Art on one of the reverted buildings. On a leafy hill overlooking the bustling city below the MAC serves as a lively showcase venue for Panama s modern artist as well... More 

2 Thank Leutanant_Freck
Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

nice museum but difficult to find, even for a local, we went there to know not only about the old history but art and a different angle of Panama,

Thank stefan l
Portland Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Not sure what other people have been seeing in this museum. We saw nothing but a photographic exhibit of the canal riots and a Japanese characters. It was funny seeing a life sized hello kitty figure. There were 3 pieces of art for sale two of which were done by children.

1 Thank WestsideChuck
Panama City, Panama
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Museo Arte Contemporaneo overlooks the new overpass in Avenida de Los Martires; it is worth the effort to discover. Eventually, the location will be Casco Antiguo but that will take several more years...Meanwhile, there are interesting exhibits and events, many by local artists and musicians but also by world-renowned artists like Uribe. Through May, 2013, the Uribe exhibit ("Two Hemispheres"--as... More 

Thank Sharon B

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