|Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR),|
|Sculpture garden, MAPR|
|Bronze Sculpture, |
Angel Botello Barros
One piece that really captured my attention during my stroll through the museum's sculpture garden, was a large bronze sculpture by Angel Botello Barros (left). A very prolific artist, Botello (1913-1986) was both a painter and a sculptor. His dedication to his art was so great that he worked until the end of his life, completing more than 20 sculptures during his last year of life alone.
I found that Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico successfully utilizes new museum theories. It serves to both educate about and celebrate Puerto Rican art and artists. Museum visitors are encouraged to observe, interpret and form unique opinions about exhibited works of art. Helpful pamphlets are available that instruct visitors how to look at, evaluate and interpret works of art on their own. Museo de Arte de Puerto also has interactive exhibits that provide visitors with a multi-sensory museum experience. If you are ever in the San Juan, Puerto Rico area, this museum should definitely be on your itinerary. To visit MAPR's website, click here.