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Museo de Arte Moderno

Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #27 of 39 attractions in Cartagena
Type: Art Museums
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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This museum is definitely worth a visit. It is not large and it's certainly not the best museum you will ever visit, but it has a strong focus on native artists that I found really great. They have a permanent collection that is housed on the first floor which includes a large collection of work by Enrique Grau that I... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A excellent place to visit when you are in Cartagena. We have been twice and it was great. We went in March of 2012 and in January of 2013.

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Westport, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This museum has potential: it's in a good location and is a nice, open space. But it is very hot, especially upstairs, and the artwork is not well curated. The photographs are damaged from hanging in the humidity and much of the artwork looks to be pasted with glue-sticks to foamboard.

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I am not an expert in art, but if you are or just love to see different works from some Colombian famous artists, please go there. The gallery is not extremely huge, but you could spend probably 1 hour to see the whole thing. it depends on how passionate you are about art I suppose. There was only 1 thing... More

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a small but interesting modern art museum including some of the work - both paintings and sculpture - of one of Cartagena's most famous 20th century artists Enrique Grau. it's worth visiting just for his work alone, particularly his work called "Panoramica de Cartagena".

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Bogota, Colombia
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My mom and I were strolling through the Walled City and just happened across the museum and decided to go in. It was well worth it. The museum is quite small but features a wide and unique variety of modern art from different artists and countries. If you like art, you should definitely visit. When we were there there was... More

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World Traveler
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I spent about 30-40 minutes visiting Cartagena's Museum of Modern Art. Admission was 5,000 COP. The museum was mounting a photography exhibit on the ground floor and four Peruvian surrealist painters on the 2nd floor. This is a modest museum that also contains a modest permanent collection. A good place to get your art fix and keep the art community... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

not much here.. the exhibit was small and not great... supporting local artists is a reasonable thing to do but i was disappointed

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Nelson, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Was very disappointed with one only painting. One lousy painting. Big deal. One lousy painting. Big deal.

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Recife, PE
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The museum won't blow you away, but if you're been walking around the historic center for hours, under the sun, this is a great place to stop for 30 min and see some modern Colombian art.

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