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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, Lima

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Art Museum Museum
Visit Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI for wide-ranging exhibits of Peruvian art, from ancient artifacts to contemporary photography. View priceless collections of Incan items, colonial era paintings, and modern artwork. Explore the thematically organized rooms and view representative art pieces from native cultures and famous Peruvian artists. Art aside, take a moment to admire the imposing Neo-Renaissance style building that houses the museum. Visit the gift shop for a charming souvenir. Add Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI and other attractions to your Lima trip itinerary using our Lima vacation planner.
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  • Our guide took us here to explain some of the features of pre-Columbian and Inca culture. We were very impressed by the pottery, seeing how the different cultures, including the Incas, learnt from one...  more »
  • If you are interested in post-Colombian Peruvian art and pre-Colombian artifacts this museum will be for you. Their pre-Colombian collection has some amazing pieces. However it lacks the depth of the ...  more »
  • Top quality Peruvian paintings sculpture and designs, especially pre colonial, although with some tedious Christian sections that remind us of the problems and imposition the conquistadors created. I ...  more »
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  • Great collection. Take note! There is free admission every Thurs, 3pm onwards and first Fri of each month from 5-10pm.
  • It's the best museum in terms of its range of collections. From the ancient right up-to the present including absurd avant-garde stuff. Excuse my manners, por favor! The ground floor has the modern offerings. The exhibit which struck me was the amazing collection of book covers of the books captured from the militant 'Shining Path' communist party leadership. The books covered an international range of nationalist and revolutionary leaders from all continents. It's staggers belief that such an intellectual grounding could lead to a steady deterioration from communist party politics, to terrorism and eventually to drug smuggling. The other one was of the Mexicans, Diego Rivera, Orozco and Sigueiros. Orozco's pen and ink captures the human condition in a way that I've never experienced. Go out of your way to check this out. Sorry no pics, I busy videoing it all.
  • A really beautiful and awesome place. Has great expos and a nice cafe inside Parque de la Exposición park.
  • I'm not much of a museum or art person, but it was nice to see the history and timeline of art in Peru.
  • This is the only museum in Peru that shows the complete Peruvian culture. From pre-inkas to today's art. Definitely a must when in Lima.