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“Go For the Architecture, Stay for the Art”

Museum of Arts of Queretaro
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Owner description: Exconvent of San Agustin, Baroque Cloister, most important in Aamerica. Inclusive Museum with accessiblility services. Guided tours, workshops, cultural events. One of the twentieth most important museums in Mexico, it ranks 15th place from 1123 museums in the country.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

This well-preserved monastery would be a pleasure to explore, even if it were empty. It's not, though: it's full of remarkable art, from pre-Colombian stone artifacts to gory baroque religious sculpture, to frenetically carved tables and wardrobes, to local legal documents in heavily flourished script circa mid-19th century. The courtyards are gorgeous, and the views from the windows and balconies alone are worth the trip. Best free museum in Mexico, hands down.

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"permanent collection"
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"beautiful building"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"next door"
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"courtyard"
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"exhibits"
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"paintings"
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I just went today, and being an artist I am very picky about my time at art galleries. While their permanent collection is mostly made up of mannerist and baroque art, I felt they had beautiful examples. The art from Mexico was also very interesting. There were two contemporary exhibitions, one retrospective and another of a female Quereatro artist. I found both inspiring. My original career was in architecture so I have to say smething about the extraordinary structure. It's more than just an amazing building, but it lends itself to the art and the whole experience. Every time you come out of a gallery you get to experience the courtyard. I had a great time and well worth the 30 pesos (that's what $2.50)

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The builiding itself is delightful and worth a look. The exhibits were also very good, and were by two contemporary Mexican artisits. Also, we didn`t feel any need to pay to use a camera.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have never been disappointed with a museum in Mexico, and this was no exception. This museum would be worth visiting for its setting alone: in the the gorgeous courtyard of an old cloister of the church of San Agustin. The courtyard is packed full of over-the-top ornamentation of angels and fantastic figures. The temporary exhibits were varied and excellently presented. The book store next door is small but with one of the best selections of books on Mexican art I've seen anywhere.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The building is beautiful, but the artwork is average. Some classical art and some modern in a weird format of indoor / outdoor rooms.

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