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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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To enjoy this museum, take the docent led tour

This is a museum dedicated to Puerto Rican art, so keep in mind that you will not see the typical... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
happytravels
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Miami, Florida
Little to see, disappointing

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

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Beverley W
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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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299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
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"art museum"
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"sculpture garden"
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"great museum"
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"beautiful building"
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"special exhibit"
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"love art"
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"nice collection"
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"wednesday afternoons"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"puerto rico"
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"local art"
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"free admission"
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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 12 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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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Generally, when one thinks of a Puerto Rico vacation, one thinks of sandy beaches, tropical drinks and swaying palm trees. A more culturally aware person might also think of culinary speciaities, architecture in Old San Juan, upbeat music AND artwork! This museum is a fantastic...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed the time spent in this museum. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. One man took the time to explain to us many pieces in one of the galleries. He truly showed his pride of his country and we...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is a small but very interesting Museum, it gives a great overview of Puertorican artists and samples of the art that permeated the island in the past. The guides were very friendly and helpful

Thank judith r
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Response from JibaroTraveller | Reviewed this property |
M3 bus goes from the bus station in old town and goes down Ponce De Leon st. Get off at Diego Rivera. The museum is a 1/3 mile walk down Diego Rivera. M3 bus goes back to the bus station. Fare is 75 cents each way. You... More
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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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