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Museum of Contemporary Art of Cusco

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The Museum of Contemporary Art of Cusco was created in 1995, an initiative that was made by the former mayor of Cusco Daniel Estrada Perez with the donation of one hundred works of national and international art, currently the museum has 280 works by various artists of contemporary and colonial times.

Of all the pieces that are in the museum, is the oldest painting entitled "Rio Vilcanota" canvas that was made by Remigia Mendoza in the late nineteenth century, she was considered one of the women who started the indigenous movement, among other authors who highlight the importance of their work.

Where is the Museum of Contemporary Art located?

The museum is a few steps from the Plaza Mayor of Cusco, to be exact it is located inside the Municipality of Cusco.

What to see and do at the Museum of Contemporary Art?

In the site we can see three rooms that tell the diversity of arts, I will detail below the works of art that you can find in each of them:

Room 1: This room is located on the second floor, where works of national and foreign artists are temporarily exhibited.

Room 2: Also located on the second floor, this room exhibits works of contemporary art from individual and group exhibitions.

Room 3: This exhibition room is located on the third floor where you can see the canvases of classic and contemporary artists, are distributed in an L-shape, among them is the representative work "Vilcanota River" by the artist Remigia Mendoza.

There are also representative works of the Cusquenian artists Edilberto Mérida, Antonio Olave, Hilario Mendivil, among others.

Opening hours and prices

To visit you can go from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 18:30 hours. To enter the museum before you have to buy the Tourist Ticket that is 70 soles that is not only worth you to enter this, but with this same you can enter the different museums and archaeological sites of the city of Cusco, Piquillakta and Tipon.

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