Museo de Arte Moderno, Cartagena
(2.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • We only discovered this (somehow) on our 3rd visit to Cartagena. I wish we'd found it earlier. This is a small museum but perfectly formed. It contains works by South American artists - primarily Colo...  more »
  • The Museum of modern art, which showcases the works of artists of Colombia and South America. There is a very interesting exhibits. Recommend
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  • Very beautiful. They can appreciate works of art, Colombian and other places. Ideal for a day of rain.
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