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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

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Address: 299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-977-6277
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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More than just an art museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico hosts concerts...

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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Beautiful Building and Interesting Displays

The building was beautiful and the artwork was interesting. It was not crammed with items. The sculptures and garden was pleasant to stroll through. We were able to get here from... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2015
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

The building was beautiful and the artwork was interesting. It was not crammed with items. The sculptures and garden was pleasant to stroll through. We were able to get here from Isla Verde via bus. Walked to the Mercado Santurce after our visit.

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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Worth the 15 minute walk. Beautiful coy pond and some nice art. They had one piece that really touched my soul. Check it out!

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Portsmouth, OH
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Reviewed 14 February 2015

Very interesting museum with some really beautiful pieces. Definitely recommend as a must see if you are visiting San Juan. The employees were very knowledgeable about all of the art.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

I have never been keen about "modern art". This museum has it and more. The local artists are bold and fun. It has entire rooms set up as one exhibit. For instance, a barber shop with multiple actions happening on TV screens as if the shop itself was in NYC. I loved this place enough to treat myself to a... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

There are two galleries. One is classic and the other contemporary. If you have half an hour, it is worth seeing. Free admission.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

we visited here last year also and enjoyed our time visiting and seeing the works of Puerto Rican artists. They have some excellent artists. We enjoyed the "Barber Shop" room with Puerto Rican artifacts and New York City artifacts with hub caps and many baseball player pictures decorating the walls. Very different but quite enjoyable. My wife ate at the... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2015

Couldn't find much literature to read about the real PR? Some time here will help you understand the island and its history. The staff enjoy engaging with visitors about the exhibits.

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

This place is hard to find so be persistent. Nice surroundings and some beautiful works. Small fee but attentive staff.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

It was small, but very well done! We enjoyed the exhibit very much. We especially enjoyed the Caribbean artists exhibit!

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Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is a very well laid out gallery. The exhibits are grouped by theme and are very well expressed on large boards in each gallery. Sometimes art works were referenced but not displayed which was confounding. One of the docents referenced works in other rooms but some works were simply referred to with no picture to reference. I wished I'd... More 

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