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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Museum of Contemporary Art

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karren wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia680 contributions73 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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AMsays wrote a review Oct 2019
Thornhill, Canada2,957 contributions426 helpful votes
Located at the Town Hall and close to Plaza de Armas and the Cusco Cathedral, this is a different museum than most of the others. Predominately modern paintings, you’ll find an interesting cross section of work from local artists Antonio Olave, Edilberto Mérida and Hilario Mendívil exhibiting landscapes, historical interpretative pieces and abstract work. There are also works here from other artists, both domestic and international showing an impressive depth of work. (I have a prior review, 3 years previously)
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Mark H wrote a review May 2019
Sonoma, California2,142 contributions136 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jeff K wrote a review Feb 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1,178 contributions1,999 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Kira wrote a review Dec 2018
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This museum was small and strange. There were a couple rooms full of random works of modern art with no descriptions. It wasn't a total waste, as we had free entry on the tourist ticket, but I would not recommend going out of your way to see this place.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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