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National Museum of Modern Art

Edificio 6 | La Aurora Park, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Fantastic Collection of Art

This museum is absolutely beautiful and has a collection of art you likely won't see anywhere else... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
A Gem of Modern Art

I could not spend a whole day at a museum so went here because I heard it was small. The... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Jean P
Sacramento, California
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2 Jan 2018
“Fantastic Collection of Art”
18 Jan 2017
“A Gem of Modern Art”
Edificio 6 | La Aurora Park, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This museum is absolutely beautiful and has a collection of art you likely won't see anywhere else. I was especially impressed by the surrealist art of Manolo Gallardo as well as the works by Carlos Merida. It would have been helpful if some of the...More

Thank Chapina
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I could not spend a whole day at a museum so went here because I heard it was small. The building itself is not small. It was a ballroom for the Presidential Palace and is beautiful. The art is well explained and a collection that...More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you have a couple of hours this museum is well worth the visit. The collection was small but had some great pieces that showcased some talented artists. Not a huge place so it does not take long to see the entire collection.

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The building was not designed to be a museum. But this is just the begining. Although this museum has some important arctifacts, the mise-en-scene is old-fashioned, boring and chaotic. The museographic proposal is not clear. You cannot find a thread to follow the visit. Guatemala...More

1  Thank carmengonzalezh
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This museum is on the small side and has some downsides but it houses works from about every important Guatemalan artist over the past 100 years though there are some works that are even older. The star of the museum is the gallery dedicated to...More

Thank OzuMu
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Although not particularly large the art housed here is varied and well displayed. It's an enjoyable stroll around the gallery that can be combined with the Natural History and archeology museums across the complex.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Museum has a wonderful collection of Guatemala*s modern art and the best Guatemalan painters, but during Febuary and March they have a Pop exhibition with international artists, among them is Andy Warlow with Marlyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth and others. There are 11 Pop artists...More

Thank Olga B
Reviewed 12 January 2016

If you have some spare time in GC this can be a more cultural option. Besides you can visit the Anthropology Museum at the same visit. The good thing about this museus is that although the collection is pretty small, you can see some works...More

Thank LiliKawaseGoncalves
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I loved this museum. If you like Modern art, you will definitely enjoy visiting here. Wonderful and unusual pieces - was pleasantly surprised. In every country / city I visit, I always try to go to the modern art museums. This one was great.

Thank BBSF12345
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum after visiting the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology located across from it. There is one floor of exhibits that include paintings, pictures, and sculptures. My two favorite ones are the one with babies crawling to the mouth of an alligator...More

1  Thank LolaGo1
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