Museo de Arte de Ponce


Museo de Arte de PonceStep inside one of Puerto Rico’s finest museum to be enthralled by the amazing displays of Museo de Arte de Ponce. MAP as it is otherwise called is an art museum situated on Las Americas Avenue in the city of Ponce. A wonderful museum that houses a wide collection of European art, as well as work by Puerto Rico’s most talented artists, MAP is the largest art museum in the Caribbean.

At the main entrance of the museum, you will see two staircases that splits to entice you to an exciting tour. If you are a history buff, you will love the displays in the 14 galleries. Explore the wonders of this museum which contains one of the most significant British pre-Raphaelite collections, art that range from the 14th to the 20th century, Italian Baroque, Spanish Golden Age and contemporary Latin-American art in the Western Hemisphere. Take a stroll in any of the two lovely gardens or sit in the amphitheater and listen classical music that relaxes the mind.

Museo de Arte de Ponce houses 4,500 and counting pieces of fabulous art work, which are evenly scattered among the galleries. Museo de Arte de Ponce is also a noteworthy museum to visit while in Puerto Rico as it combines outstanding collections with astonishing architecture to create a beautiful place to discover. View the remarkable facades and an interior of Ponce Museum of Art’s the hexagonal designed galleries, allow you to enjoy the warm Caribbean sunshine.

Bringing a unique illumination to all corners of this amazing museum, take a close look at one Museo de Arte de Ponce most popular exhibit. The imposing masterpiece known as the Flaming June is not to be missed on your tour of the museum. Sadly, this large painting started in 1889 and was unfinished due to the death of the artist in 1898.

Equally important to Puerto Rico’s history and culture, Museo de Arte de Ponce is the place to visit for a peep into the island explosive art collection, which range from the 18th century to the present day. A small admission fee is required to enter the museum.