Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR),
south entrance

On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, I had the pleasure of visiting an impressive cultural institution, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR).  MAPR is located in the historic city of San Juan, a city whose cobblestone roads and colorful structures are reminiscent of 16th and 17th century Spanish architecture.

Sculpture garden, MAPR
MAPR, one of the largest museums in the Caribbean, is a 5 story facility with multiple galleries, including a student exhibition gallery, children's interactive gallery and research center.  Committed to providing museum visitors with a rich, enlightening cultural experience, MAPR offers a community outreach program, educational programs, permanent and traveling exhibitions, art workshops, tours, a theater, restaurant and museum shop.  Visitors are also invited to walk through the museum's sculpture garden which is filled with a variety of the island's flora.