We come from D.C. so we are used to lots of museums stuffed to the gills with exhibits. This museum had 7 rooms, I believe, but 2 rooms were closed. The actual museum is huge and impressive with a big open courtyard, but the first and third floor were not being utilized. I know that this is a museum of the Americas, but at least one entire floor should have more exhibits showcasing Puerto Rican artists. This country is filled with so many artists and there are artististic murals all over the city...
The actual exhibits were nice and interesting, but the room showcasing the African roots should have been bigger. It was the smallest room. The room featuring the Basura artist, Nick Quinones (I think)was pretty cool seeing how he created art out of old shoe soles, milk jugs, etc. I don't think this country recycles. We're staying at a condo now and there are no separate containers to recycle, which is a shame so people don't respect the environment even more so around here. So they also pollute a lot and throw everything in the ocean, hence the Basura exhibit.
Anyway, the entire visit lasted less than an hour. We were going to go to the San Juan museum, but it was closed and it did not open as the sign said it would after there lunch break, but good thing we didn't go because a museum worker at the cultural center said it was not worth it because it only had 3 small rooms or something. Again, these museums are small compared to the ones on mainland so go at your own risk.
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