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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  • October 1, 2017
    This museum is a good choice for tourists since it is relatively cheap (Q50 for foreigners, Q5 for Guatemalans) and has enough paintings and sculptures on exhibition.
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  • August 4, 2017
    I would like to congratulate the city of Guatemala, by having a spectacular Museum that allows to know the Guatemalan plastic arts; its content, atmosphere and the staff is the best. Highly recommended.
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  • July 13, 2017
    With outstanding works of Guatemalan artists as Manolo Gallardo and Efraín Recinos, this museum is worthy of visit. Paintings and various sculptures. I recommend that they do so at the same time to visit the Museum of Archaeology (the opposite) and the Zoo, for logistic purposes. It has permanent and temporary exhibitions. Due to its proximity to the airport, it is a good idea for the foreigners who visit us.
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  • February 25, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    Brief on expressions of modern art, Efraín recinos present!.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Short but interesting, travel close to the museums of Natural history, archaeology and the child.
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  • March 22, 2017
    I love it, an excellent Museum, with new features regularly.
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  • August 31, 2016
    One of the few good options in the city, handled very well, with public funds. There is good work but it could be more.
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