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Museum of Art of Puerto Rico

Museum of Art of Puerto Rico
September 24th, 2014

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, also called the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (or even Puerto Rico Museum of Art, has garnered 158 “excellent” and “very good” ratings out of 169 reviews on Trip Advisor. Needless to say, it’s a great place to visit when you’re in Puerto Rico.
 
But you can only fully appreciate this place if you are an art fan. You have to want to see it, because it’s not inside the usual tourist zones. You have to take a taxi to visit Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico which is located in Santurce, so you’d have to be a dedicated art lover to go out of your way to visit this art museum instead of hanging out on the beach.
 
But for art lovers, the experience is well worth the extra effort. The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is the largest museum in San Juan. It is also relatively new, as it was built only in July 2000 and its youth and exuberance is hard to deny. If you happen upon any night-time museum events, the party atmosphere can rival any club in the city.
 
But even a regular visit can be truly memorable. The usual admission is just for $6, and for kids or senior citizens the price goes down to $3. On Wednesdays, it doesn’t cost anything to visit from 2 pm to 8 pm. It is a magnificent temple for Puerto Rican art, and the gift shop is tempting too.
 
The museum may be new, but it has already accumulated an impressive 1,100+ works of art for its permanent collection. The focus is of course on Puerto Rican art and some of the pieces date back to the 1600s. The collection includes renowned Puerto Rican masters such as the exalted José Campeche, modern masters like Nick Quijano, and current new artists. Exhibitions in the museum are frequent, and they often feature favorites such as Basquiat.
 
There are two floors inside the museum, but in the garden outside the ode to art continues. Here you’ll find a wondrous 2-acre sculpture garden wrapped around a koi pond, and it offers a refreshing counterpoint to the paintings inside. You can walk on pathways through the trees, and the serenity is quite appealing.
 
In the basement, children can participate in craft workshop activities although adults can join as well. They can take various classes, such as drawing and painting, and modern art such as digital photography are covered too. There are also classes on how to look at art so that you can appreciate it more fully.
 
The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is a stunning place for Puerto Rican Art, and the beauty of the place is undeniable. This represents a multimillion investment, but a single visit can convince you that it’s worth every penny. Just reserve at least two hours of your time here, and not a second of it will be wasted on this visit.




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