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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Museum Arequipa - Peru

Dedicated to painting and photography from 1900 onwards, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo houses an intriguing collection of 20th century art, and photography exhibits of Miguel and Carlos Vargas. The famous Cusco photographer, Martín Chambi, was mentored by these two brothers, who themselves were famous for documenting the daily life and customs of 20th century Arequipa. A more contemporary section, which exhibits work by a range of young local artists, will surely suit those with more modern tastes. Paintings of some of Peru’s most famous artists, such as Fernando de Szyszlo and Enrique Polanco are also featured in the museum. A restored railroad dining car and gardens out back are also worth a peek.


Tacna and Arica 201, Vallecito

Arequipa, Peru

Museum Types:
Art museum, Art

Travel Tips:

Some special exhibits are free.

Price Description:

Adults $1.25, children $0.40

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 4:45 p.m., weekends 2 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 221-068

Here are other activities in and around Arequipa that may be of interest: Museo Histórico Municipal, Museo Santuarios Andinos and Mundo Alpaca.

01 May 2012

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