Last year I wrote about a visit to the Museo del Arte Moderno de Medellin (Modern Art Museum).
At some point during the 11 months I was back in the USA, the museum relocated to the Ciudad del Rio development in Poblado. And as it just so happened, that is where I ended up renting a room this year.
I walked past the new building a few dozen times on the way to the gym, supermarket, and Industriales metro before I finally went inside one weekend afternoon with Troy and Carolina.
The layout is much better than in the old building, and I liked how the new building itself was formerly used for industrial purposes.
The size of the museum is fairly small, especially in comparison to places like the MoMA in New York City, but that’s not a bad thing.
It means you can visit all of the exhibits at a relaxed pace in about an hour.
There are few windows, and the air conditioning can be a welcome relief on a sunny afternoon.
The museum hosts a variety of events, however as the schedule is in Spanish, I have only glanced at it in passing (it’s posted outside the museum).
You can view up-to-date information on events via the museum website.
Adjacent the museum (housed in the same building) are a gift shop and a restaurant called Bonuar.
According to the restaurant’s website, they host a live blues band every Wednesday night. That I haven’t eaten there yet even though I lived next door is hard for me to believe, so expect a review soon!
Admission: 5,000 pesos ($2.70). Free for kids under 12, seniors over 60, and students with a current ID card.
- Tuesdays-Fridays from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
- Saturdays from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
- Sundays from 10 am to 5:00 pm.
- Closed Mondays and holidays.
In 2014, construction on a 24 billion peso ($10 million) expansion began in order to provide gallery space for the museum’s permanent collection and an auditorium. Check out the images below and see the specs here.