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Museo de Arte Moderno

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Address: Plaza San Pedro Claver Calle 30 No. 4-08, Cartagena, Colombia
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I'm an art history nerd, so I love art museums. I agree with other reviewers - how in the world can they properly maintain art when it is kept in the sweltering heat and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hinckley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little gem of a museum holds a well curated selection of some of Colombia's and South America's best modern day artists. The collections are spread out in two adjoining building, on both floors and follow a bit of a thematic theme, with one entire section on the main floor dedicated to beloved native Cartagena son Enrique Grau's works of... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm an art history nerd, so I love art museums. I agree with other reviewers - how in the world can they properly maintain art when it is kept in the sweltering heat and humidity?? You can see the deterioration in the works, which makes me very sad. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the works of Alejandro Obregón and Enrique Grau,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We only discovered this (somehow) on our 3rd visit to Cartagena. I wish we'd found it earlier. This is a small museum but perfectly formed. It contains works by South American artists - primarily Colombian. It covers periods from the 50s up until today, with dedicated rooms for artists such as Alejandro Obregón and Enrique Grau. Our big concern is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The museum has a good and interesting collection of exhibits which are worth a visit. It's not very big and will only take around an hour to look around. Entry is 8,000 COP each so it's not expensive. If you're in the Walled City and have an hour or so it's a good option.

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The front desk doesn't speak english at all. It is super cheap so just pay it and support the locals. The art was really interesting to me because of the dates they were painted and how they must have been influenced by the European Dada and cubist scene. One painting reminded me of a Miro. I also felt they were... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

i feel like some of the exhibits were separated in odd ways-like some very nice pencil nudes weren't together in the same space but, given the shared theme of naked, you'd think they'd be grouped. maybe i don't know what i'm talking about but that was my sense as a viewer of the art. i liked it that they had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Perfect place to relax and take in some Colombian culture and modern art from Colombian and South American Artists. However if you don't appreciate modern art, then a modern art museum may not be for you. However if you enjoy the unusual and enjoy the creativity that is expressed from the artists souls, then stop by as the entrance is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Museum was kind of sad. There was some interesting art but the museum is not temperature controlled so it was sweltering hot. The art itself seems to be suffering from the heat coupled with lack of conservation.

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Encinitas, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This isn't the biggest modern art museum you've ever been to, but I liked the idea of supporting the city to possibly expand it's eclectic collection. Worth a 20 minute stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The building itself - a former customs storage facility - is charmingly well suited to display pieces of art, open, spacious, very well done!

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