Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan

(4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, often abbreviated to MAC, is a contemporary art museum in Santurce, Puerto Rico.HistoryThe museum was founded by artists and sponsors of the civil society and was officially instituted on October 8, 1984 as a non-profit organization. After its incorporation, the Museum offered its services in public spaces like Plaza Las Américas and amongst offices of known contributors.In 1988, the University of the Sacred Heart granted the museum a provisional home free of charge at the Magdalena Sofía Barat building. After 15 years, the museum officially petitioned the government to grant them the Labra Historical Building in Santurce. On October 20, 2002, the museum and Governor Sila Calderón signed a contract granting the museum the rights for the building.BuildingThe museum building is called Rafael M. Labra Building. It was built in 1916 as part of a project from the Paul G. Miller Commission for the construction of public schools in urban zones. The building was designed by architect Adrian C. Finlayson.The building belonged to the Department of Public Education of Puerto Rico since its construction and in 1987 was registered as the Rafael M. Labra High School on the National Register of Historic Places of the United States government.
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  • Visiting this museum was magical. It is housed in an old school in the hip, scruffy Santurce neighborhood. Friendly, elderly Puerto Ricans guard the galleries, which are installed in the old classroom...  more »
  • Our Museum in San Juan is beautiful! It is a beautiful building and has beautiful gardens, you have to visit it!
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  • PR isn't exactly a hotbed of contemporary art, and the permanent collection is definitely a mixed bag. However, at $5 admission why not give it a go; there's certainly enough to entertain you for an h...  more »
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  • Small, but impressive permanent collection, and the exposiciones temporales are always worth seeing. Great staff.
  • Good location, unpleasant entrance
  • Great place to view local art. AC is a welcome amenity. I recommend!
  • great place
  • Cool art