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National Museum of Modern Art

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Guatemalan artists

It was nice to read about the most recent artists of Guatemala. The permanent expo is great. The... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
charming afternoon visit

a small but varied collection of guatemalan art worthy of an afternoon visit. happy to see art... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
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8 Aug 2018
“Guatemalan artists”
7 May 2018
“charming afternoon visit”
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

It was nice to read about the most recent artists of Guatemala. The permanent expo is great. The non-permanent exposition wasn't as captivating as the rest of the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alinamarianac
Reviewed 7 May 2018

a small but varied collection of guatemalan art worthy of an afternoon visit. happy to see art musuems that make local visits affordable (Q5 for guatemalans) and the architecture was quite varied in style, so look up during your visit!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank siobhanmairead
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ended up on an unplanned excursion to this museum and I'm so glad we did! It was a really interesting modern historical view of art in Guatemala, with some current and cutting-edge work.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bksmith2010
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Nice little museum, the visit itself isn't so well planned, I feel confused sometimes about what room what about which artist/period/style, but great presentation of guatelama art history and main modern artist, Carlos Mérida, set in a beautiful old building

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Camo M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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 Merida. It would have been helpful if some of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Chapina
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I could not spend a whole day at a museum so went here because I heard it was small. The building itself is not small. It was a ballroom for the Presidential Palace and is beautiful. The art is well explained and a collection that...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jean P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you have a couple of hours this museum is well worth the visit. The collection was small but had some great pieces that showcased some talented artists. Not a huge place so it does not take long to see the entire collection.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The building was not designed to be a museum. But this is just the begining. Although this museum has some important arctifacts, the mise-en-scene is old-fashioned, boring and chaotic. The museographic proposal is not clear. You cannot find a thread to follow the visit. Guatemala...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank carmengonzalezh
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This museum is on the small side and has some downsides but it houses works from about every important Guatemalan artist over the past 100 years though there are some works that are even older. The star of the museum is the gallery dedicated to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank OzuMu
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Although not particularly large the art housed here is varied and well displayed. It's an enjoyable stroll around the gallery that can be combined with the Natural History and archeology museums across the complex.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank PhilCane
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