Puerto Rico // San Juan and around //

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (787/977-4030, http://www.museocontemporaneopr.org), housed in a tastefully restored school building on the corner of Juan Ponce de León and Avenida Roberto Todd, holds temporary exhibitions of bold and experimental post-1940 art from Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Although the temporary shows sometimes take up every gallery, you may still see pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, including the photography of Néstor Millán Alvarez and some of the best abstract work from José Morales. The building – completed in 1918 – is an attraction in itself, its striking red-brick galleries surrounding a bright, glass-covered courtyard.