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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
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San Jose City Tour with National Theatre and Gold Museum
Ranked #35 of 123 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Please see my review under the Spanish name for this museum. I loved it, especially as a contemporary installation artist. Thought provoking work done well and curated well.

Thank denisetheartist
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This museum provides a venue for an alternative expression of the meaning of life in Costa Rica. The installations are grand, well-designed, modern and thought-provoking. I recommend it highly to any foreigner who wants to know more about the real country of Costa Rica.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This museum is very small, but where else would you see any works by contemporary Costa Rican artists gathered together - or at all? Anyone interested in modern art will find this at least intriguing, there were several pieces I'd have loved to own myself, including a golden shoe sculpture and a jungle tapestry! Exhibits change all the time. The building itself is worth a visit (the production equipment of the former rum factory were integrated into the redesign) and there are occasionally theatrical events, concerts and poetry readings.

Thank brancusirocks
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The old rum factory, now transformed into a Ministry of Culture, art galleries, an open auditorium for events, and a museum of Modern Art, with installations and contemporary art. The garden are full of tropical plants, and the old structures of the rum factory shows the pipes, pumps and tanks. A masterpiece of restoration.

Thank jaimekoss
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

My first visit to a contemporary art anything, so for me this was a different experience. When I went part of the museum was being renovated, so they let us in for free because we would only be able to see a fraction of the exhibits. The atmosphere was very hospital-like. White and sparcely furnished. Each exhibit confused, entranced, surprised, and forced me to think outside the box. Not something I would have done in my home town, but I'm happy I went.

Thank K A
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