Clemenceau St. #6, Condado
San Juan, 00907-1608
Phone: (787) 721-0170
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Arts & Museums
Since 2011 when Galeria Roberto Paradiso was founded, it has become one of the leading Art Galleries in San Juan. An expression of the artistic vision and love of Contemporary Art of it's founder, Francisco Rovira Rullán, the gallery hosts exhibitions of up and coming Puerto Rican artists, focusing on the relatively undiscovered and new faces in the art world. The gallery hosts exciting exhibitions, Art fairs, as well as cultural events, all revolving around Rovira's vision to bring the Art of his country and community into the global arena. Certainly worth a visit, whether you're a collector, or you love contemporary Art. The Galeria Roberto Paradiso has specific hours, so do check before you visit. For upcoming exhibitions and events, visit the website.
Opened in 2013, Galería Agustina Ferreyra is an art gallery focusing on emerging contemporary artists, and providing them a platform to showcase their work in a larger global perspective. While predominantly focused on local artists, the gallery also hosts International exhibitions, and is fast building a name for itself amongst collectors and artists in the art world. With a constantly changing selection of Art work, beautifully chosen and curated by Ferreyra herself, in collaboration with both established and emerging artists; Galería Agustina Ferreyra offers both visitors, collectors and Art lovers a wonderful open space in which to explore new art work and artists. For details on upcoming exhibitions, please visit the website.
Desto is an art space founded and run by Raquel Quijano, Omar Obdulio and Jason Mena. The Puerto Rican word Desto is a slang expression which means 'this and that'. Both artists and art lovers will enjoy exploring this compact gallery which displays a plethora of art forms. The ambiance maybe casual but the work done here is taken very seriously. Experimentation, innovation and eclectic combination of themes is what one will find here. The shows are full of surprises and minute details. This place is a must-visit for those who have an eye for art.
African heritage has played a strong role in influencing Puerto Rican culture. This adobe-styled museum chronicles the history of Africans in Puerto Rico from the early days of slavery to modern day. Here you will find African art, literature, sounds, and pictures. Browse through nine exhibition rooms. Admission is free.
The former premises of the Royal Tire Warehouse which now houses the Espacio 1414 gallery is a successful endeavor towards improving the Puerto Rican art scenario. You can muse over the artwork in its spacious interiors; the technological gadgets make sure that the masterpieces stay on for years to come. The artwork showcased here ranges from contemporary themes, depiction of personal, social, cultural lifestyle to other pervasive ideologies. The Berezdivins collection forms an important part of the Puerto Rican art milieu.
The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart University) displays an excellent representative selection of works by some of Puerto Rico's best in this small but prestigious museum. The establishment has everything from prints, sculpture and paintings. Its exhibitions change regularly, and admission is free. This is a great spot to stop during a walking visit to Santurce, once the island's main shopping and entertainment district. Free entrance.
With movie nights every Monday, karaoke Tuesdays and regular performances by local bands, this joint is popular enough without the extra effort put into creating the perfectly blended zippy cocktails at the bar. Special events with artists coming in are often staged with afro, jazz, funk and local music as just a few of the genres you get to hear as the place turns into a mosh pit of headbanging and dancing. The dimly lit interiors only adds to the excitement of the shows. All in all, this is the perfect place to spend an evening with a group of friends.
Located in Hato Rey, you will find a contemporary art gallery offering mostly Latin American works from several prestigious painters/artists. The shop highlights Latin artists and shows a good collection of mixed media, including paintings, sculptures and several other genres. The gallery has excellent prices, and makes highly-regarded pieces affordable for those looking to acquire just the right piece.
Cajiga Studio web site exhibits Luis Germán Cajiga art work. His work has been displayed at the Puerto Rican Athenian, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, the Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, the Catholic University of Ponce, the Inter-American University and the Museo de Arte de Ponce and all over the world. Acrylics and serigraphs can be ordered online at wholesale prices.
You may never see butterflies so beautifully displayed as you will see them in this eclectic gallery. Here they specialize in exquisite creations that capture butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors. And they do it so well that the lovely creatures seem to be still on the wing, frozen in a freeze frame. Every bit as intriguing is the restored mansion in which the butterfly gallery and the eclectic display of other gift items are displayed. Check out the cafe which offers international fare.
This is the house of the first Puerto Rican representative in the Spanish Cortes (courts); Senor Ramón Power y Giralt. Centuries ago, he entered the cortes and was instrumental in obtaining several important rights for the inhabitants of Puerto Rico. The place now houses the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust where you can view a video documentary and several exhibits related to Power y Giralt. Admission is free.
History buffs will find this venue fascinating. It's a museum that displays archaeological relics from the 13th to the 15th century. The artifacts have all been uncovered in excavations and digs throughout the island. The objects on display date back to the Taíno Indians, which were the first inhabitants of the island. There are special exhibitions presented throughout the year as well.Admission is free.