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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

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Address: 299 De Diego Ave. | Santurce, San Juan 00909, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-977-6277
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Shopping, Leisure education
Description: 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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Interesting galleries

Several distinct galleries make up this museum. The most fascinating to me was a textile display. Not historical fabric, but textiles designed as large art pieces.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Several distinct galleries make up this museum. The most fascinating to me was a textile display. Not historical fabric, but textiles designed as large art pieces.

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juncos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went here for entertainment, since I was with my family driving around town. The museum is gorgeous, there are various display rooms and lots of the pieces have to do with religion, mythological creatures, animals, greek mythology and other. I recommend going here.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

what a gem. Fabulous, intelligently curated selection of modern Puerto Rican art, including big installation pieces, amazing video work -- we found ourselves breaking into delighted laughter as we walked through the museum, discovering new surprises in each gallery. We expected this to be a quick look-see and spent hours here!

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Alexandria VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this well-adapted art museum. The various displays and rooms were well-thught out and interesting. We were there about 1 1/2 hours. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly; the gift shop had some unusual offerings, with prices from the very affordable to higher-level items.

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Lapeer, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very nice art museum. It is not very large, but has a great collection of Puerto Rican artwork. Free on Wednesdays after 2:00, so its worth the trip.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited the MoAPR with a local friend and it was great to fully appreciate the art and put it in context. Don't make it a quick visit. Spend time there and try to learn about local PR artists ahead of your visit. Exquisite experience.

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A great way to spend an hour or two. Contemporary art from Puerto Rico. If you are in Old San Juan you need to take a taxi but it is worth the trip.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very beautiful museum. Totally recommend to those who are interested in learning more about the Puerto Rican culture. After you finish watching everything take a look outside to the gardens. Super relaxing place in the middle of the city.

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I joined the Museum this year and have attended several events there with friends. Every occasion there has been well worth the membership.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stumbled upon the museum while out for a walk one day. The exhibits were rich in color and history. The kids' floors (1st and 2nd) were so well done. I was alone, but know my children would have enjoyed it had they been there. Very informative.

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Additional Information about Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Address: 299 De Diego Ave. | Santurce, San Juan 00909, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-977-6277
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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