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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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Description: 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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If really varies - if there's an exhibit you are interested in seeing, you'll be happy. The permanent collection is fine but did nothing for me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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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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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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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If really varies - if there's an exhibit you are interested in seeing, you'll be happy. The permanent collection is fine but did nothing for me.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Walking by the street of Alcala we found this museum and decided to walk in... The exhibition of modern art was good, even though I'm not familiarized with it, anyway the old house that hosts this museum is impressive, if you have time, its a good place to visit.

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not much to see on my visit but perhaps other times a better installation was there for viewing. I support their efforts .

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

MACO is a refreshing, dynamic antidote to the endless offerings of ethnographic art and antiquities on display elsewhere in Oaxaca. Housed in a beautifully converted former hacienda, the museum specializes in provocative, large-scale installations. The rotating exhibitions provide a fascinating snapshot into trends in contemporary Latin American art. It's definitely worth looking in to see what's on display.

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Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is basically just for the art. The museum is just off the Zócalo so very accessible, and free, so it's definitely worth visiting. When I went there was an exhibition of an impressionist painter, a draughtsman with a compulsive need to draw naked women in suggestive poses, Dr Lakra who appears to have gotten teenage boys' school-distraction doodles into... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's so interesting to see what is being produced here. Lots of political content, abstract work, social commentary. Very dynamic large scale work.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An international group. Some really fascinating work. A good mixture of 2 dimensional and three dimensional work. Some very fine painting and some really zany stuff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I don't know if it's part of their regular collection, but this museum had some really disturbing pieces of "art" on display. I am pretty open minded and just thought it was funny, but if you're traveling with kids, you might want to check into what they're showing before you go in.

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