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“Lovely Art Museum in downtown Merida !”
Review of Macay Museum

Macay Museum
Ranked #23 of 117 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 told him he shaked my hand and welcomed me to Merida.

Thank travelerd2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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