Museo Maximo Laura

Museo Maximo Laura, Cusco: Hours, Address, Museo Maximo Laura Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Maximo Laura
4.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Museum of Contemporary Textile Art. Explore the private collection of tapestries by Award Winning Peruvian artist Maximo Laura, designated as Peru's "Living Human Treasure" by UNESCO.
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AgotaD
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
Cusco is a haven for textile lovers, but this gallery would satisfy all art lovers. It is a museum of the private collection of Maximo Laura, his tapestries are works of art with extraordinary beauty, the colours, the textures, the imagination; contemporary art rich with symbolism of the culture of his country. The gallery/museum is located in the lovely San Blas neighbourhood where one can find many shops and restaurants. There is no entrance fee to this museum, and some of the works are for sale.
Written December 15, 2013
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RaulSoldi
Lima, Peru1 contribution
Dec 2013 • Couples
...an excellent fusion of tapestry craftmanship combined with fine artistic expression...

... a unique art gallery that offers the finest, contemporary Peruvian fiber art of the 21st century...

The museum displays large tapestries which combine figures, symbols and colors that tell stories, as well as portray ritualistic and folkloric images with universal appeal.

We didn{t have to pay anything for this very memorable visit!
Written December 14, 2013
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Shan
Auckland Central, New Zealand330 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
These tapestries are amazing, colourful and so much time would have been spent on them. The longest 1 year and 3 months
Written June 16, 2019
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bigwavejames
bigwavejames102 contributions
Mar 2022
Well, their website says it was open. Google Maps said it wasn't. Google Maps was right.
You can see some random pieces or similar in town... the museum seems promising. Unfortunately, I missed it.
Written March 30, 2022
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David V
dubai193 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This tiny museum contains the weaving and views of Maximo Laura. It's inspirational stuff … wonderful colours and capturing the spirit of those scenes and souls he weaves about. If you have between 500 and 5000 dollars - you can roll on of the exhibits up - and take it with you. Perhaps worthwhile for such beautiful work from a really talented artist. A 'must see' if you are in San Blas.
Written July 27, 2014
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monaHungary
Piliscsaba, Hungary961 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
This wonderful museum definitely should be included in Boleto Turistico.
Images are very complex with lots of hidden details that one might find after longer examination. Colors are carefully chosen and incredibly vivid. Even for incompetent people like us it is obvious that these tapestries are made with sophisticated techniques. No doubt a part of Maximo Laura’s soul is inwoven into every single piece.
The lady on site provided a quick tour with explanation on certain displayed tapestries then we were let to stroll around the place on our own. As we were admiring these fascinating tapestries one by another we could not help falling in love with Maximo Laura's art.
We were unable to resist the temptation and bought an original masterpiece made by Maximo Laura. Much to our regret we did not have the chance to meet the artist in person however the lady at the museum willingly provided an email address in case if we had any question in relation to our new treasure.
If I had to choose only one place to visit in Cuzco it would be this marvelous museum for sure.
Written June 6, 2014
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Carly K
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We were lucky enough to stumble upon this place while wandering around Cusco one morning. We got a full tour of the museum and detailed explanations of many of the wonderful textile works! Laura is a master weaver and uses texture and color perfectly to tell Andean stories, but with a contemporary flair! We ended up going back and purchasing a piece and already have it hanging in our home!
Written January 12, 2014
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LianaNY
62 contributions
Jul 2019
The tapestries in this museum/store are amazing. The artist combines his traditional knowledge practiced from centuries before and his super creative modern ideas in most amazing colors and textures. The prices for tapestries are very reasonable, considering their beauty and how much work put to make them, we didn't buy any of them just for the reason that we have absolutely no available space on our walls at home since we already have many paintings on our walls (we are a family of artists). Otherwise I would buy as many as I could!
Written November 13, 2019
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Richard M
Lansing, MI63 contributions
Jul 2019
The weaver that weaves the fabrics is quite talented. This is a good place to spend 30 minutes. His works range from several thousand of dollars up to $100,000 or so in US dollars.
Written August 31, 2019
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marilynsD5184MX
United Kingdom9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Beautiful woven tapestries, designed and woven by Maximo and his team. Beautifully presented. Informative video presentations.
Written July 29, 2019
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