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National Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Edificio 6 | La Aurora Park, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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A small but significant art collection.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the senses can handle while being at the same time wide ranging in modern art.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 deserves a much better Art Museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 Guatemala's most renowned artist, Carlos Mérida. There are some very interesting works including a good... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Philip C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and the collection belongs to Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian. A must to see if you are in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 from other Central American artist from Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and the marimba that looks like a military tank. Thanks to the museum staff who... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This museum is located next to the Archaeological museum so you can see both easily. I came here to see Guatemalan arts and i was not disappointed. 50Q entrance.

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