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“Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico”

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Ranked #11 of 205 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, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Here I learned about a famous Puertorriquen Artist named Rafael Tufino (1922-2008) Please take a look at his painting "La Plena" (1952-1954), Whoa! absolutely a fantastic piece of art!! The exhibitions are accompanied by a dynamic educational component. This museum offers critical insights into the collections. You will absolutely enjoy the exhibitions and don't forget to visit the garden - beautiful and welcoming!

Thank Tillit2014
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"art museum"
in 23 reviews
"sculpture garden"
in 16 reviews
"great museum"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 15 reviews
"art lovers"
in 6 reviews
"love art"
in 5 reviews
"nice collection"
in 5 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"highly recommend this museum"
in 3 reviews
"puerto rico"
in 51 reviews
"fine art"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"old san juan"
in 16 reviews
"cruise ship"
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

There was a wide selection of art. The building is beautiful and overlooks a massive sculpture garden with a koi pond. There is a gorgeous mural by Jose Campeche which is a fine example of Puerto Rican art.

Thank JDRocky
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Museum is a two story affair with different rooms depicting the history of Puerto Rico. Very well organized and put together. We just happened to stumble upon it while walking thru Old San Juan. Glad that we did.

Thank RayEmmons
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Diversity is the spice of life. Interesting take on modern art. Loved that the man there kept a keen eye on us while we were there. We were told not to take pictures but the little kid in us was tempted. We were good and just enjoyed our time there.

Thank LAN307
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Inside and out, this is a world-class museum with stunning art and a variety of interesting exhibits. We were there in time for the Marco Polo exhibition, room after room of artifacts from the times and places of his famous travels. If you go to Puerto Rico and love art, you must visit this beautiful museum.

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