Museo Maximo Laura, Cusco

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Discover the revered output of a modern Peruvian great at Museo Maximo Laura, dedicated to the life and works of Maximo Laura, a world-renowned tapestry and textile artist whom the government declared an "Amauta (Grand Master) and National Human Treasure" in 2010. Fusing traditional Peruvian elements with modern art, Laura's colorful style incorporates symbolism, ancestral weaving techniques, myths, and rituals. Bring your visit alive with a guided tour in English as you enjoy Laura's abstract and visually arresting designs. To visit Museo Maximo Laura on your holiday in Cusco, and find out what else Cusco has to offer, use our Cusco journey planning site .
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  • The maximum Laura Museum is free and is very close to the plaza de armas. It shows the beautiful work of this artist, declared a living human treasure of the Peru. Its looms the ancient textile tradition become true works of art. Definitely a must-see. Live are much more surprising that online.
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  • He is a great artist is totally going. If you want to see a work unique and magical. The Museum is very generous tomar.fotos can be, and there are beautiful products to buy.
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  • I havent heard about him, but that is my lack of culture! Obviously he must be a well renowed tapestry artist... and has such an incredible imagination!! The use of vivid colors is amazing! I would ha...  more »
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  • We enjoyed a wonderful 45 minutes with Paolo who gave us a personalized tour of the Museum which has numerous tapestries by Maximo Laura as well as information on their design and creation. The tapestries are stunning and Paola has excellent English which made the tour a special part of our morning in Cusco with, thankfully, no persistent sales pitch.
  • Amazing art with textiles, a must in Cusco!
  • A private museum supported by the artist himself. Works of textile art. Impossible to describe in words. They have to visit it.
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  • Maxi Mr. fiber art exhibition and sale for free. Amazing guys passing by.
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  • Beautiful textiles Laura maximum, the exposition has free entry. I arrived there by chance.
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