The Museo de San Juan is located in a beautiful historical building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is painted a rich golden yellow on the outside with a spacious courtyard that is decorated with small trees on the inside. The security guard stated that the courtyard is used to host events and activities throughout the year.
It was home to a once popular public market back in the year 1857, restored as a cultural center in 1979 and is presently used as a museum that features some of the most exquisite art work in Puerto Rico.
The art gallery had a classy look of shiny terracotta colored tiles on the floor that was contrasted with white walls. The exhibits from artists throughout the Caribbean showcased on it.
The Museo de San Juan is currently featuring The Chocolate Cortes Collection (CCC). This is a combination of art work from artists from Guatemala, Haiti, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Mexico.
The exhibitions captures the creative essence through its bold yet subtle depiction expressed by the artists. The theme implies that although there are many islands that makes up the Caribbean, we are all one. This is the first installment of CCC. The focal point are the years 1940-2010.
The Museo de San Juan was small and quiet. The silent atmosphere allowed me to get lost in each painting without any distractions. It was fascinating and colorful to see the variety of paintings that derived from various experiences of the human race over a period of time.
If you have a love and appreciation for art then visiting Museo de San Juan is a real treat.
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