Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida, Guatemala City

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The Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno "Carlos Mérida" is a national museum of modern art in Guatemala City, named after Carlos Mérida.HistoryThe current museum was established in 1975. The history of the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno "Carlos Mérida" has its root in the Museo Nacional de Historia y Bellas Artes (national museum of history and fine arts), which was opened on November 10, 1934, and accredited by government on January 15, 1935. It was located in the Templo del Calvario, that was demolished in 1947. The idea reconstruction in a former Policía Nacional Civil building grew during the celebration of the 1953 national feast.
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  • Is small compared to many others I know outside of guatemala, but is beautiful! Worth knowing it, has precious artworks of Guatemalan artists
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  • This museum is absolutely beautiful and has a collection of art you likely won't see anywhere else. I was especially impressed by the surrealist art of Manolo Gallardo as well as the works by Carlos M...  more »
  • Maybe it's wilful little tourists, but if you have one to spare the city schedule attractions.
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  • Excellent collection of Guatemalan modern art in a unique architecture building! I personally enjoy modern art pieces very much so this was a very nice pit stop.
  • This is the main Modern Art Museum in Guatemala City. It is hard to get to by foot so you will need to take a taxi or drive there. It has very relevant art created by Guatemalan artists. It needs to be much better cared for but it is a very important stop if you are in Guatemala.
  • Nice Guatemalan art pieces in a beautiful building
  • Good place to visita, beautiful art.
  • It is a small museum, it has tried to adapt the building to the Museum. It has works by modern Guatemalan art, 1900-2000, there is a small room of travelling exhibitions and the room Carlos Mérida. National Q.5, 00
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