CUSCO | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Municipalidad del Cusco (Museum of Contemporary Art of the Municipality of Cusco) was established in 1995 and has around 280 works on display from Peruvian, Latin American, and international artists.
It’s an interesting museum, not so much for the artwork but for the fact that it’s hard to tell that it’s a museum. The art is displayed in various rooms across two floors, mostly without any plaques identifying the artists or providing any information (neither in Spanish or English). The building is a working municipal building, and many of the rooms and wings contain offices rather than galleries. Indeed, walking through this museum you can’t help but feel like you’re walking through an office building that happens to have some nice art on display.
Entry is part of the boleto turístico, a pass that allows visitors to see Cusco’s most important historical sites and several museums. It’s worth checking out if you’ve got the pass and have a little time to kill, but don’t make this one a priority.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Municipalidad del Cusco
Portal Espinar 270
Mon – Sat: 9:00am to 6:00pm