Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
4.5
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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Scott B
Philadelphia, PA15 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
It started out with the vaccine card checkers not paying attention and missing a tenth of those who walked on the door. They were too busy looking at their phones or gabbing with each other.

Then the ticket sellers were the slowest of ever seen in any line anywhere. They spent more time talking and laughing with each other than doing their jobs. We spent forty minutes in line on a very slow museum day. Do not come here.
Written February 5, 2022
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177 contributions
Feb 2022
The museum displays an impressive and eclectic collection of Puerto Rican art. We saw both the permanent collection and two of the special exhibitions (other than the European romantic paintings). Some of the works I liked best were the installations and, at the other end of the scale, posters and other works on paper. The garden out back is a beautiful place to walk and sit. I only wish there as a cafe or other place to take a break and refreshments. (Perhaps when COVID recedes further.) You will need proof of vaccination and to wear a mask.
Written February 24, 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,097 contributions
Jan 2021
This museum is the embodiment of Puerto Rico's artwork, and houses so much beautiful local artwork that it would be an absolute shame to visit San Juan without visiting this museum. The artwork is superbly curated, and the entire museum encourages the quiet absorption of local art. The staff are clearly knowledgeable about the art, and are proud of working here. Be sure to go to the gardens in the back and enjoy the scenery.
Written May 17, 2021
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Snuffy S
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Is kindof limited in the number of artworks displayed. Considering the length of time since colonial days, we were hoping for a building full of exhibits. Sadly, no. Also, there were zero pre-Columbian displays. We would have like to see that. One of the more interesting things there was an actual working pay-telephone. You don't see many of those anymore.
Written November 24, 2022
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duckie
15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
the staff was extremely friendly. they gave my elderly grandma a wheelchair and she was able to explore the whole museum since there are ramps and elevators throughout. there are three floors of exhibits and a beautiful sculpture garden with a koi pond in the back. only a few pieces had plaques explaining them as most just said the artist and the style of art. the plaques did have english translations on them.
Written August 8, 2021
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Andy M
London, UK86 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit here. The building is impressive as is the varied artwork that was on display. There was a good mix of new and old with a number of installations by new and/or lesser known artists.
As noted by other reviews the museum also has a botanical gardens to the rear and this is also a great place to visit and walk round. We went in the late afternoon and it was perfect.
Written August 27, 2022
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HelzaPoppen
Boulder, CO19 contributions
Dec 2022
What an incredible art museum! We didn't have as much time as we wanted but we were blown away by the world class quality of this museum. If you're into art, don't miss it. When we were there, musicians were also playing downstairs. We also walked to the street art area from there and it was good to get a better sense of San Juan vs. just old San Juan, which is the predominant tourist area.
Written January 3, 2023
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Marie
Portland, OR3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of the most beautiful museums I’ve ever visited. There was interactive art and moving exhibits, too. The botanical garden was gorgeous, too. I would definitely go back to show it off.
Written November 9, 2023
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gwalshington
New York City, NY3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Not a big fan of art museums, but this one is really cool! All different kinds of art, so you definitely stay entertained. And the staff go out of their way to explain anything to you, such as the history behind the piece.

I especially enjoyed the first floor. Such cool installations
Written October 8, 2023
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FarAway19776
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
This is a fun place to spend a few hours, especially if, like us, you have time to kill in San Juan before an evening flight home. There is a nice parking deck on the museum grounds, so you don't need to worry about finding a place to park, and it's about a 15 minute drive to the airport rental car return.

The museum has Puerto Rican art from colonial times to the present, including posters, multimedia, and wooden santo figures, as well as more traditional art forms. There are also several traveling exhibits. All of the exhibits include explanations in English. Outside is a nice sculpture garden with a fishpond, so if you have kids with you, this is a nice place for them to play and let off steam before they need to go sit on a plane for four hours.
Written January 14, 2005
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Hi! Thank you for writing your review of the Museum. Although it was a while back, it is always good to receive comments. If you return to Puerto Rico, I hope you visit us again. Best regards, Solimar
Written July 14, 2009
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