Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida, Guatemala City

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The Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno "Carlos Mérida" is a national museum of modern art in Guatemala City, named after Carlos Mérida.HistoryThe current museum was established in 1975. The history of the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno "Carlos Mérida" has its root in the Museo Nacional de Historia y Bellas Artes (national museum of history and fine arts), which was opened on November 10, 1934, and accredited by government on January 15, 1935. It was located in the Templo del Calvario, that was demolished in 1947. The idea reconstruction in a former Policía Nacional Civil building grew during the celebration of the 1953 national feast.
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  • When we went to the museum they were having a special exhibit for Carlos Merida. I had never heard of him, but the art was very interesting.  more »
  • It was nice to read about the most recent artists of Guatemala. The permanent expo is great. The non-permanent exposition wasn't as captivating as the rest of the museum.  more »
  • Great Japanese doll exhibit. The artwork of local artists is great!
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