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“Better exhibitions in a high school” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Contempory Art

Museum of Contempory Art
Ranked #149 of 167 things to do in Panama City
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Portland Oregon
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169 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Better exhibitions in a high school”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not sure what other people have been seeing in this museum. We saw nothing but a photographic exhibit of the canal riots and a Japanese characters. It was funny seeing a life sized hello kitty figure. There were 3 pieces of art for sale two of which were done by children.

Visited March 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Uribe exhibit exceptional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Museo Arte Contemporaneo overlooks the new overpass in Avenida de Los Martires; it is worth the effort to discover. Eventually, the location will be Casco Antiguo but that will take several more years...Meanwhile, there are interesting exhibits and events, many by local artists and musicians but also by world-renowned artists like Uribe. Through May, 2013, the Uribe exhibit ("Two Hemispheres"--as in two sides of the brain) is very organic, stimulating, beautiful and fun to visit for adults and for kids.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sharon B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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208 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Most of the attractions in Panama City center on the Panama Canal or history, so it was refreshing to find this piece of contemporary culture. The exhibitions in this museum, we learned, are always changing. We were treated to an exhibition of Central American Artists. The pieces ranged included paintings drawings, sculpture, video and even interactive pieces. All the works were current and often had a poignant commentary on some aspect of their culture. The building has two levels and has a surprising amount of space. The staff was helpful and spoke some English. The only drawback was the location, which is at the foot of Ancon Hill. The taxi driver had to stop twice and ask for help in locating it.

Visited February 2013
Thank 662marc
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