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San Jose Sights

Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art and Design)

  • C. 15, Avdas. 3–5 Map It
  • San José

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This wonderfully minimalist space is perfect as the country's premier modern-art venue. The MADC, as it's known around town, hosts changing exhibits by artists and designers from all over Latin America. While the museum holds a permanent collection, space constraints mean that even that must rotate. You will probably not recognize the artists here, but names such as Miguel Hernández and Florencia Urbina tower over the field of contemporary art in Costa Rica. You can arrange for a guided visit with a couple of days' notice. The museum occupies part of a government-office complex in the Centro Nacional de la Cultura (CENAC).

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Centro Nacional de la Cultura, C. 15, Avdas. 3–5, San José, 10101, Costa Rica

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  • $3
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5


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