Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena, Cartagena

(3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Small and intimate, Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena boasts a collection of Colombian and South American art that reflects the continent's melting pot of cultures. The museum occupies two spaces: a 17th-century colonial building with walls of red brick and mortar, and a 19th-century warehouse where the Central Bank kept bags of salt. The museum has been operating since 1979, when its collection was initiated by a grant from the Organization of American States (founded 30 years earlier in Bogota). Walk through the rustic halls and see large-scale paintings of vivid coloring, bronze heads and figures, and modern metal sculptures. Rent an audio guide to learn more about the exhibited works. Take a rest on the square in front of the museum among life-size sculptural groups depicting genre scenes. For Arte Moderno Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena and beyond, use our Cartagena family vacation planner to get the most from your Cartagena vacation.
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  • Tribute permanent dedicated to the work of the maestro Enrique Grau, artist from Cartagena, who was its founder and Chairman. His works were donated by the master in life and they can be seen within these oil paintings, drawings, pastels, prints and sculptures. It tries to challenge the time of colonial with the long years of the Republic, converging sum of contents (collections) and Mainland (building). Missed that appreciates art cartagenense and visit the city...
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  • It is an excellent Museum, entering it is a picture of G.G.Marquez and his words of greeting because the Museum found a proper place. The works were more than interesting
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  • It is a small two floors museum with Colombian or local artists, if you like to make a short stop while you are walking around and if you are interested in Art, you should go in. I liked it because I ...  more »
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  • The best piece in exhibition, paradoxically, is the article by Gabriel García Márquez at the entrance of the museum!
  • Small gallery in a beautiful old colonial building. Make sure to download the audio app to talk you round the exhibits.
  • The city of Cartagena de Indias, it deserves a good Museum, lacking commitment to private enterprise and the rulers of this beautiful city. There is no air conditioning in the Museum, its collection is small but worth enter and enjoy the masterpieces of the national artists showing there.
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  • It is a relatively small museum, income slope $8000 COP about $3 US Museum is located in the historic centre of the city and offers discount for students must be valid, the education of the person that I attended the day I went was not very good, they do not have Guide for instruction on works or donations made by artists
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  • A beautiful Museum. It could be bigger.
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