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“exceptional”

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Ranked #12 of 138 things to do in Caracas
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Owner description: Housing one of the finest collections of modern art in South America, this world-class museum has high quality works by Picasso, Matisse, Joan Miro and other modern masters.
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“exceptional”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This museum is world-class. I just noted earlier reviews concerned with the dumbing down of people through the removal of publicly accessible art (and other means). And while I agree entirely that this is the trend in Venezuela, and that this is completely and totally apparent on the ground, this museum does remain as a leader in terms of its collection still on display. Visit while you still can!! The architecture is also part of the attraction. While as far as I know the concrete jungle of the Parque Central precedes Chavez's megalomania, regardless, it is worth seeing from below. Horrific. But, then, appropriate that the stellar museum of Modern Art is located within and underneath some of the worst modern architecture ever.

Visited June 2013
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Small, but worth a visit.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Truthfully, there is not a wide variety of sites to see in Caracas. If you are spending a few days and want to see a bit of art or relish some time spent in air conditioning, this is a good choice. The Picasso pieces alone are worth the visit - his sketches are excellent.

Visited April 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Picasso exhibit was nothing short of spectacular. It was also a great place to escape the demonstrations that were going on near the capitol building a mile or so away.

Visited September 2011
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Used to be excellent years ago”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

It used to be excellent, but the socialist government thinks art is a capitalistic illness, I have heard many works have been removed

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Caracas, Venezuela
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It's been so long...”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

I remember my experience as very positive, i would like to go back

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