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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

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Address: Alcala 202 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 514 1055
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Nice place to visit

Nice, varied exhibits are displayed in a large space with a pleasant courtyard area (see photo). Interesting gift shop

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture and the museum are beautiful. Ample spaces in a very well conserved building. Don't miss the back patio with the three trees.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum had almost no curatorial content. Many of the works looked more like student projects than well-developed contemporary art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Nice, varied exhibits are displayed in a large space with a pleasant courtyard area (see photo). Interesting gift shop

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Kutztown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I've seen several exhibitions here, most recently the Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial. This museum is free to all on Sunday. Other museums in Oaxaca and elsewhere in Mexico are free only to Mexican citizens on Sundays. Other days the admission is minimal. The architecture is colonial and fantastic, looks like it was once a cloister, but the fellow at the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

With so much ancient and colonial sites to take in, this museum offered another view of Oaxaca's artists. Beautifully curated collections, beautifully displayed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

wowinterestingness, Oaxaca has an abundance of art galleries! This one offers a smal but interesting mix at a convenient location for a smal fee ($1)

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I recommend this museum because there is a lot of interesting work and it's manageable in size. An important consideration for this artist/traveler recovering from knee surgery. The staff was kind and even invited us to come back for the evening opening of a new exhibit. The back garden with the trees and painted backdrop is very intriguing!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

A gallery that is manageable in size - and good for 90 minutes if you study the art. Back rooms and the rear garden are best - trees with painted backdrop create an illusion. Time well spent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I was surprise at this because I was not expecting much but I was wrong. Very nice museum worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This museum is a wonderful escape into the minds of some incredible, forward-thinking artists--both local and international. This museum is great for people outside of the artworld as they contain emersive installations and interactive pieces, keeping it interesting for everyone!

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