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“Great contemporary local artists”

Museo de Arte de Ponce
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Ponce Historical City Tour
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Its internationally renowned collection comprises more than 5,000 works of art from various cultures, creating a unique dialogue between the Old and New Worlds.
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Local artists; very creative exhibits. Lovely remodeled modern building. Great collection of paintings. Good themes.

Thank CatfriendDavis
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

It has always been the top cultural attraction in Ponce, but after its recently completed expansion and remodeling, the Ponce Art Museum is a must-visit for cultural travelers in the area. Although small in big-city U.S. and European standards, it houses a good collection that is well curated, in addition to hosting interesting special exhibits and other cultural events. Now, the expansion and refurbishing has brought out the building's architectural value as an excellent example of mid-20th century tropical modernism. As such, the building and its gardens are worth a visit per se, especially since the new wing has an attractive, contemporary restaurant and bar overlooking one of the gardens (we did not get to try the restaurant/bar but intend to do so on our next visit).

Thank yazoo_10
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

This was our third visit to the Museum, it was a great experience, especially for my 12 year old daughter who enjoyed it very much.

Thank crame
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I couldn't add much to previous reviews except to accentuate the positive. We had visited this museum 15 years previously.....but much has been done to improve the facility and the collection. The staff are wonderful.......all the ones we met were either artists or art students and were eager to explain any pieces in the collection. To add to what others have said......I had never heard of the "Flaming June". I walked by it once......then was drawn back to it.....eventually called my wife over to it and we watched and discussed it with each other and with a staff member for some time. It is one of the more remarkable works of art I have seen anywhere......and in Ponce.....who knew? There are many other very special works of art in this museum.........we bought some remembrances from the gift shop.....and we wouldn't return to Puerto Rico without visiting this fine museum. Don't miss it.

Thank Roy P
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

The art museum in Ponce is a simple building on the outside that would never lead one to think it has such beautiful treasures inside. The art is simply fantastic. We were there in April of 2004 on our Honeymoon, and I feel in love with the painting "Flaming June." This museum never fails to be a wonderful place to visit. The work Flaming June from 1895, one of the most famous paintings in art history by the English painter Frederic Leighton. (Flaming June is a traveling work, I do believe.)


. There are so many masterpiece paintings to see that we found we had not given ourselves enough time to take it all in as we wished. Very much worth a stop for the art lover. The gift shop had great things to purchase as well. Small children might get bored, but even a non-art lover can appreciate this stop.

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