CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
of CUSCO TOWN HALL
Address: Santa Teresa, Palacio Municipal, Plazoleta del Regocijo s/n.
This museum is an exhibition of painting and sculpture current art.
It is a municipal collection founded recently by the former major
Daniel Estrada. They show the work of painters of Cusco of XX century.
On the ground floor, surrounding the patio, there are twelve shelves
with contemporary handicraft. We can admire the creations of Hilario
Mendívil, Edilberto Mérida and Antonio Olave. Two of the rooms on
the first floor are the art galleries, and on the second floor we
permanently find a selection of contemporary painting.
Telephone. 227152 / (084) 240043 / (084) 24-0006
Admission time: Mon. - Sat. from 9: 30 to 18: 00
PRE-COLUMBIAN ART MUSEUM
Address: Plaza de las Nazarenas
Description: Beautiful large House that was the yard of the Inca in 1450. In 1580, it was the House of the conqueror Alonso Diaz, of the Earl de la Cabrera in 1850. It was fully restored in June in 2003. First and unique Peruvian museum dedicated to emphasize the art of the ancient cultures of Peru.
Exposition: Rooms of Gold and jewelry in stones and shells, thematic rooms of the formative period and Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimú, Chancay and Inca cultures. Especial room of wood sculpture. Colonial Painting room. 11 rooms with 450 pieces of art going from 1250 BC until 1532 AC, selected from a universe of 45,000 objects that belonged to the warehouse of the Museo Arqueológico Larco de Lima.
Services: Temporal exhibitions, restaurants, jewelry, bookshop, souvenir shop, cocktail, dinners, auditorium.
Tel/fax: (084) 233210
Admission time: All days from 9 am to 10 pm,
Entrance: S/. 15.00 (adults) ; S/. 7.50 (students) ; S/. 5.00 (School children)
POPULAR ART MUSEUM OF
THE AMERICAN ART INSTITUTE
Address: Avenida El Sol 103, Galerías Turísticas (Tourist galleries)
Description: They exhibit pieces of popular art of the area. This museum was founded in 1937 and it owes numerous pieces of carving of sacred images, handicraft, pottery, carved wood and stone, and a large collection of dolls.
Outstanding from this group, we find the masks of devils and dances of Paucartambo worked by Santiago Rojas, as well as important pieces of great artisans from Cusco of the present century such as Hilario and Georgina Mendívil, Edilberto Mérida, Maximiliana Palomino de Sierra and Antonio Olave. It also has an extensive pinacotheca of contemporary art with paintings of Francisco González Gamarra, Mariano Fuentes Lira, Agustín Rivero, among others. There is also an important Phototheca with pictures of Martin Chambi and Vidal Gonzalez. Going along the wide room where we find the pieces exhibited takes about 20 minutes.
Admission time: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 hrs.