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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

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Address: Alcala 202 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 951 514 10 55
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This museum has permanent exhibits of five well-known Oaxacan artists and...

This museum has permanent exhibits of five well-known Oaxacan artists and also has a rotating collection of modern exhibits.

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Contemporary Art in an Old Spanish Home

Beautiful setting for contemporary works, set in a 16th century home. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Adee1950
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Chapala, Mexico
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New preston CT
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was highly recommended but once you get there you'll find it is very little of any interesting contemporary art. The most interesting thing was a garden made up of wine bottles which is absolutely fascinating.

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice modern art but it left me underwhelmed, especially for Oaxaca. The good thing is that it's super cheap, around 10 pesos and it took all of 15 minutes. It was not my favorite but you have nothing to lose.

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Sydney, Australia
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This museum was refreshingly new and unusual. In a beautiful old building, with many rooms around the courtyard, each with a very different exhibition - some films, some installations, some artwork. A lovely contrast to the older exhibits in the excellent Cultural Museum and the Museum of Pre-Historic Art. Spend some time in each room. It's achievable, in terms of... More 

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Thank glts
Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend so e time on a hot afternoon. Very cool art, very thought provoking, and for me, quite inspiring.

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Thank Wendyk9
Redlands, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We have been to a number of contemporary art museums, and this one rates well in comparison, if somewhat small in size. Still, it was more than we expected.

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Chapala, Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Beautiful setting for contemporary works, set in a 16th century home. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief visit.

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Thank Adee1950
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I was unable to visit the entire museum this time, but raved about the free exhibit on offer: A cochineal living lab. Cochineal is an insect that lives on the pads of nopal cacti. Cochineal appears white while hosted by the nopal, but instantly turns beet red when smeared. Cochineal was traditional used as the source of a natural dye... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited this location on a Sunday when it is open to the public at no charge. The exhibits vary in this museum. While we were there, we saw a very cool installation that brought in the natural dyes and processes used in the making of the traditional textiles of Oaxaca and combined it with modern art in rooms dedicated... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is probably the most beautiful museum I've ever been into. I saw their impressive exhibit on natural pigments including their epic cochineal room. The thoroughness of their incorporation of the colors into the exhibit (using the colors to embroider phrases about the color, painting the cochineal room red) was very thoughtful and enhanced the experience. I can only imagine... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed some of the works immensely - some of it appeared to be student work just out of their programs.

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