La Casa de los Contrafuertes

La Casa de los Contrafuertes, San Juan: Hours, Address, La Casa de los Contrafuertes Reviews: 5/5

La Casa de los Contrafuertes

La Casa de los Contrafuertes
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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La Casa de los Contrafuertes is an independent project open to the public, that started in the year 2012 as an art work which is committed to seek, expose and encourage overlaps among the works of artists of all disciplines focusing on the Caribbean and its diasporas. Our project is organized around the metaphor of the beehive. It is physically nestled, as a site-specific piece, in a historic heritage building, the oldest civil structure in Old San Juan Puerto Rico, which used to be a ruin at the time we began our effort. We were able to restore the building to code with volunteer work and started a beautiful garden of medicinal and edible plants in its courtyard. Work that fosters a collaborative project in continuous development that explores and promotes the porosity of research, creation and exchange processes between artists from different disciplines, from the Caribbean and its diasporas. This voluntary and self-managed initiative, jointly directed by the artists Charles Juhász-Alvarado and Ana Rosa Rivera, saw its origins in 2012. Today, it has continued to grow true to the original vision of promoting conversations, crossings and creation among artists of different backgrounds. fields In this work, the project has hosted a number of activities and exhibitions that have called diverse audiences. Since the building itself was in a state of near ruins at the beginning of the project, the task of enabling it has been the product of collaborative volunteer work. Today the site enjoys clean and bright spaces suitable for work and exhibition, as well as a garden of edible and medicinal plants.
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,333 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Friends
I heard about this place because I want to have a space to present my “Law of Attraction Photos” of Vieques, Puerto Rico and it was closed. I had the fortune of meeting the man in charge and he told me about what their mission is and how they (him and his wife) want to promote the arts etc to make Puerto Rico better and I loved it! Hoping to find another photographer with pictures of Culebra to meet up and present our lovely islands to the world!!
Written July 3, 2019
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Jan 2015
The Casa de los Contrafuertes y Museo de la Farmacias is primarily a pharmaceutical museum but it also houses a small graphic arts museum that focuses on Latin American prints and some art from the island's African Heritage. You will also see African artifacts, like masks, musical instruments, maps and paintings. Most of the Latin American prints painted by local artists can be viewed when you come for a visit but it is also suggested that you contact the curator of the museum to find out when and what kind of exhibitions are currently being shown there.
Written July 15, 2015
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La Casa de los Contrafuertes is open:
  • Fri - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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