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“Unusual and worth the visit”

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Ranked #16 of 200 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: More than just an art museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico hosts concerts and festivals as well. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), a non-for-profit organization, was inaugurated on July 1, 2000, as a legacy for the Puerto Rican people. The mission of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is to enrich the lives of its diverse audiences by making accessible and promoting the knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of visual arts from Puerto Rico and the world. The MAPR engages diverse communities to facilitate learning experiences about the visual arts through: the growth of a well-researched permanent collection exemplifying significant and representative examples of Puerto Rican art from the sixteenth century to the present; a dynamic program of exhibitions supported by engaging and exciting educational and cultural programs that collectively deepen the understanding of the role of the visual arts in the human experience and contribute to the creation of a curatorial legacy; documentation, research, interpretation, preservation, and conservation of the collection and the visual arts patrimony of Puerto Rico; and alliances with local, regional, and international museums and institutions to advance the knowledge of, access to, and understanding of the visual arts of the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Nashville, Tennessee
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Unusual and worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was not what I was expecting and so I was completely blown away during my 2 hour visit to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. It really gave me a sense of the culture of this island and its vibrant art scene.

Visited May 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

One should visit this meuseum at least twice a year for they vary the exhibits and they not only have many of our best artits there but from many other countries to.

Visited January 2013
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Denmark, South Carolina
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237 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Took the bus from Old San Juan to the art museum in Santurce. Impressed by the staff and the setting. Lots to absorb in a couple of hours. I was with another guest from the guesthouse I was staying in Old San Juan. She, too, was an art advocate and a working artist. The both of us enjoyed studying the work present. Gave us a lot of insight into all the contributions Puerto Rican artists have made in the art world. It was a pleasant and informative experience.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent museum in San Juan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great collection of Puerto Rican artists in beautiful setting. The staff was very nice and helpful. The botanical garden was very nice

Visited April 2013
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MN
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent a couple of hours at this museum which is just a short cab ride from the San Juan Marriott and is definitely worth the detour. The art is outstanding and the people working there were very friendly and wanted to help to make sure we understood what we were seeing and that we had a good experience there. The lovely garden just added to the value of this visit.

Visited March 2013
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