Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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3.0 of 5 bubbles78 reviews
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Julia290
Illinois18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you're in the area and have the tourist ticket and a few free minutes, drop in. If you love contemporary art, this place is for you. It's small; the art is interesting. It's not necessarily something to go out of your way to visit, unless contemporary art is your thing.
Written August 18, 2023
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karren
Sydney, Australia686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
There were a couple of exhibitions on when I visited in June. They were interesting, and it's great to see some modern Peruvian works after seeing all the history in Cusco. This Museum is included on the main tourist ticket, so if you've got a ticket, check it out.
Written December 26, 2019
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I visited this small museum to take full advantage of the Tourist Ticket..it was set up as a series of rooms on two levels, which turned out to be a bit of a maze to see all the pieces. Although not all of the art was to my taste, there were some exceptional pieces that I really felt were worth the visit to experience. As others have noted, it is a small collection but I quite enjoyed it and felt it was a good use of time while in Cusco.
Written August 23, 2015
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Brigid K
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
In the time you are in Cusco on every corner there will be someone trying to sell you some gaudi art works. In this museum the works are almost identical so save yourself the trouble. My partner and I did the museum in 4 mins but it is time we will never get back
Written July 4, 2015
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DjEmcee
Sacramento, CA1,301 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Don´t waste your time coming here. There is nothing to see that is worthwhile and the toilets are disgusting without any toilet paper.

Although sites lack toilet paper all throughout South America, it is appalling at such a modern building when they are charging 140 soles for the Boleto Turistico. Toilet paper should be available upon request for tourists who pay for an admission ticket.
Written April 29, 2015
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KaitD
New York, NY25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We wanted to see some contemporary art while in Cusco and saw that the museum was listed on our tourist ticket so why not. After walking in we were very confused, it's really just a local municipal building with some art work here and there. The art work was good and very interesting but there was very little of it and it was spread out all over the building with no direction or signage. All in all if you have 20 minutes to kill and have the tourist ticket, why not go see it. But I wouldn't pay extra to get in.
Written April 23, 2015
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andariega_6
411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
There's tons of art in Cusco, street vendors, market stalls, etc, and after a while it starts looking all the same - scenes of colonial stone paved streets, traditionally-clad residents, the token llama, Machu Picchu, etc. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo is a refreshing break from the copies. Here you'll see exhibits of art that offer modern takes on the history of Cusco & Peru as well as landscapes and abstract pieces. Many of the pieces are from local artists, but the collection, a good part of which was the donation of a local curator, also includes national and international artists. All in all, this museum is a breath of fresh air for art lovers, or people curious about contemporary art in Cusco, and pairs excellently with a visit to the Museo de Historia Regional on the other side of Plaza Regocijo.

Admission to this museum is free. If you've purchased a Boleto Turistico, it's listed on there with location on the map and admission hours.
Written February 11, 2013
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Mark H
Sonoma, CA2,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is an amazing, albeit small museum. This is extremely difficult to find, as it is completely unmarked from the exterior. It is just inside the center door on the north side of Plaza Regocijo on San Juan de Dios. I believe it is some kind of municipal building. I have read the negative reviews, but I believe it has changed for the better. The room on the left when you enter is now featuring a show of Maximo Laura's textile art. The art works are labeled with some info (in Spanish). Maximo Laura weaves his modern art. The brightly colored designs feature an abstract display of images borrowed from indigenous pottery and weaving filtered through the artist vivid imagination. The result is stunning and unlike anything I have seen before. True to other reviews, there is another room on right. There are some interesting paintings and prints, but they are not labeled with the name of the artist or the art work. However, Maximo Laura's art is worth a visit.
Written May 23, 2019
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I agree with the October 31 review. The museum is close to Plaza Armas and is basically free with the tourist ticket. Hard to be too critical of the place under those circumstances.

We had some time to kill and stopped in. They had a few interesting paintings in the main room. They have a second room with local art that is for sale. I think we spent 15 minutes there.
Written February 27, 2019
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kabobssss
Boston, MA56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Hit or miss. I love contemporary art but the first exhibit that we saw honestly looked like a high school kid’s sketchbook... or doodles on the algebra homework crumpled up at the bottom of his backpack. But the second exhibit displayed incredible, hyper-realistic watercolor paintings of landscapes, Inca stonework, and indigenous people that made my jaw drop.
Written July 12, 2018
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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