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“interesting exhibits” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
506-22579370
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Ranked #20 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
Foster City, California
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“interesting exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

exhibits were a bit...interesting. not certain if its worth doing but if you have a bunch of free time, its not too expensive.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Gives a glimpse into present day Costa Rican art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This museum offers different exhibitions of modern day Costa Rican artists. When I was there the exhibition was on Society and Media. Nicely done! Check ahead for exhibition as they change throughout the year.

Visited April 2013
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“Great sculptures in lovely building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

A peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. When I visited there was a wonderful exhibition of 5 Costa Rican sculptors. Sadly, my written Spanish is very poor and none of the signs were in English, but that didn´t detract from the wealth of talent. And the building itself, which used to be the airport many years ago, was lovely, with high ceilings and a wooden fresco on what used to be the VIP departure lounge. Entrance is free and its right next to the main Park.

Visited April 2013
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“Very Contemporary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It seemed that local art students were exhibiting. Hence a theme of "disconnection due to the internet" or something similar. It seemed there wasn't as much originality as I'd hoped. There was also a collage themed exhibit, which was more interesting to me, more original.

Visited April 2013
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“MADC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When deciding to come to this museum, it really is a matter of luck, you might find a couple of boring expositions or some grand installations and composite works of art. Mostly National, although it has housed some International expositors as well. Check what it's showing before you go, but you will hardly regret it.

Visited May 2012
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