Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)
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Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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This museum has permanent exhibits of five well-known Oaxacan artists and also has a rotating collection of modern exhibits.
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Andrew F
Portland, OR128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Set in a renovated colonial house, one modern artist was featured on the ground floor. On the 2nd floor were lots of TVs showing various clips. No signage in English so we weren't sure what was going on. Pretty underwhelming overall, but as it costs only about $!USD one can't really complain.
Written January 10, 2020
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Heidi P
Truckee, CA39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was expecting more, or perhaps something different because of the name I suppose...but once I recognized the significance of the documentaries I was seeing that are on the entire second level, the more I appreciated this place. My recommendation is to take your time and take into account what exactly you are seeing, where you are, and its significance.
Written February 26, 2020
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Arlyn R
Boston103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed the current exhibition but also got a lot of pleasure out of watching some of the MANY videos relating to local culture on a loop on screens in multiple rooms on the second floor. There's a beautiful outdoor space in the back of the first floor with birdsong and three large and lovely trees- very zen. All and all, a good place to spend an hour or two!
Written February 20, 2020
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Smileypigs
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Don't bother to visit unless you are into modern art kind of art. The place is small and the exhibitions are few. We spent maybe 45 min there and I left feeling very unpleasant. Maybe I just don't appreciate those art.
Admission fee is 50 peso. Not worth it in my opinion.
Written January 29, 2023
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Adam G
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO) during a recent trip to Oaxaca. The permanent collection is amazing and they had a very nice rotating exhibit. If you're in Oaxaca definitely don't miss taking some time to see this museum!
Written February 26, 2006
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia11,945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Oaxaca has many great galleries, museums and art places. But this one was special. Modern, funky, engaging, sets itself apart from so many others that I visited. Each gallery and place was wonderful and had it's own style, just as this one did.
The collections are beautifully displayed and the building itself captures the imagination.
With everything old and new juxtaposed I felt blessed to be travelling in this amazing part of Mexico.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. A must visit.
Written March 31, 2018
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Kirk E
Santa Fe, NM991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
MACO is a refreshing, dynamic antidote to the endless offerings of ethnographic art and antiquities on display elsewhere in Oaxaca. Housed in a beautifully converted former hacienda, the museum specializes in provocative, large-scale installations. The rotating exhibitions provide a fascinating snapshot into trends in contemporary Latin American art. It's definitely worth looking in to see what's on display.
Written January 14, 2015
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Cheryl W
Mount Vernon, WA96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
I don't know if it's part of their regular collection, but this museum had some really disturbing pieces of "art" on display. I am pretty open minded and just thought it was funny, but if you're traveling with kids, you might want to check into what they're showing before you go in.
Written January 5, 2015
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sandy672
Guadalajara, Mexico37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
The space was beautifully designed for several shows....all showcasing the amazing talents in this region. A must-see. Also a great gift shop to bring some original designs home.
Written March 11, 2013
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Shalla
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This was a small museum, but I feel a necessary one to visit. It is always interesting to see how the ancient art has an influence up to the modern visions. And I think the traveler always needs to experience in a sensual and visual way the emotions of the painful parts of this people's history. We need to see the injustice so we remain vigilant to try and evolve beyond this.
Written April 27, 2020
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