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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Alcala 202 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 514 1055
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Oh the artist in me fell in love

Oaxaca has many great galleries, museums and art places. But this one was special. Modern, funky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
UrbanDrifter
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Melbourne
Meh.

The building is absolutely beautiful and worth a stop. We didn't quite "get" the mechanized exhibit... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
rkr727
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This museum has permanent exhibits of five well-known Oaxacan artists and also has a rotating collection of modern exhibits.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Alcala 202 | Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oaxaca has many great galleries, museums and art places. But this one was special. Modern, funky, engaging, sets itself apart from so many others that I visited. Each gallery and place was wonderful and had it's own style, just as this one did. The collections...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

The building is absolutely beautiful and worth a stop. We didn't quite "get" the mechanized exhibit but appreciated it nevertheless.

Thank rkr727
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

A very cool building that houses rotating exhibits featuring Oaxacan artists. The exhibit we saw was a Mexican sci-fi, animal celebration fantasia. Very out there, but interesting!

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

As with many of Oaxaca art spaces, the buildings housing art collections are just so interesting, and this museum is certainly worth a visit for its architecture. The exhibitions appropriately reflected Mexican art at its best. It was fascinating to see contemporary pieces juxtaposed to...More

Thank notacanada
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A big disappointment after the cultural museum. Since there is great art in the galleries you expect the same in a museum. Only go to see the building

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is a wonderful space with well-organized and well-curated exhibits of contemporary art. Exhibit halls are wide and expansive, and the quality is first-rate.

Thank CHMassachusetts
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

it's great, if you like art, you will like it. go and look around, its in the middle of everything so it won't be a hassle to just walk in. some mondays or sunday are free - i can't remember

Thank ase14ase
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Museo de las culturas de Oaxaca costs 20 pesos to enter and it Only had about 4 exhibits. The exhibits are “modern” but most of them had the same repeated artwork. I’d recommend visiting local artists’ galleries in the area for free.

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

This is a solid contemporary art museum. It's small, but has high quality work and is curated very well.

Thank Gabriel M
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This museum was highly rated. I went on Sunday and found that entrance on Sunday is free. The courtyard was filled with young school children's band which was ear-splittingly loud! I could find only one exhibit, a contemporary photo exhibit. All of the other museum...More

Thank jeanaheberle
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Not expensive, 20? 30? pesos?
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