Museo de Arte Moderno, Cartagena
(2.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Small and intimate, Museo de Arte Moderno 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 Museo de Arte Moderno and beyond, use our Cartagena family vacation planner to get the most from your Cartagena vacation.
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  • i feel like some of the exhibits were separated in odd ways-like some very nice pencil nudes weren't together in the same space but, given the shared theme of naked, you'd think they'd be grouped. may...  more »
  • It is incredibly beautiful, from its architecture, the layout of the works, the collection that includes works by the best exponents of contemporary Colombian art: Grau, Obregón, Mari Paz Jaramillo, Ana Mercedes Hoyos... more than 300 works... spectacular!
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  • I loved the exhibits of this museum. Is a more modernist style. The ticket is cheap and worth knowing.
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