Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Cuenca

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See contemporary and historical artworks at Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, housed in what used to be a mental health facility and jail. The museum features works from the mid-20th century, in addition to a rotating exhibit of more modern pieces. Take a stroll from the museum to the nearby square for a bite to eat or a drink. Make Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno a centerpiece of your Cuenca vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cuenca day trip app .
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  • A small but interesting museum. The displays feature local artists. The building has a fascinating history, so take a second and google it.  more »
  • Though often skeptical of modern art, I very much enjoyed this museum. My husband and I went right before Christmas 2017, and were delighted by the Geometric Exhibit and other black and white abstract...  more »
  • The Museum is housed in the former home of Temperance at the intersection of Mariscal Sucre and Talbot streets and belongs to the ancient regional institutional architecture. Account with a wide variety of works of art: drawings, painting, sculpture, photographs, artists etc Ecuadorians and others. At this time there is a very good exhibition of Javier Cárdenas called Todometrica that is worth seeing. Don't go if you like contemporary art.
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  • This is mixed bag in my book. There are some great exhibits. Then there are the exhibits that look like a homeless person was rooting through the garbage. But I guess that is modern art for you. Does not make the best use the scale space. Lots of empty rooms. You can move through the museum pretty quickly.
  • We went there 3 times in 3 days and it's always closed ! 8-(
  • Plenty to see, odd hours.
  • It is pleasant and curious
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