Museo de Arte Moderno, Cartagena

(2.4/5 based on 200+ 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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  • If you are into modern art and have enough time to spare, this is a good way of spending 45 minutes. The museum is not very large so one can take a leisurely stroll among the exhibits. Worth seeing. 
  • Right off the square by St. Peter Claver church, this museum is multi leveled with local painting and sculpture. There were a number of good works. Only takes 15 minutes to wander the two floors. 
  • An exhibition there are permanent and others that are renewing. It is important to get to know local artists that express well the local, urban and natural landscapes. But it is a small museum.
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