Cuenca Ecuador, Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art, formerly known as the Temperance House in 1981, then served as a detention center for patients and alcoholics. Located in the traditional district of San Sebastián in the city of Cuenca. Inside collections saved in painting, xilopintura, ink, drawing, screen printing, engraving, etching, photography and sculpture. Also regularly exhibits works of acclaimed masters of Ecuadorian and foreign.

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  • City:Cuenca
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Sucre and Coronel Talbot
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 07:00 to 24:00
  • Cost of revenue:2.00 USD



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Information of Museum of Modern Art

The museum from its inception was related to literature and fine arts, becoming the center of the artistic manifestations of the city, maintaining a constant promotional activity with exhibitions, lectures and concerts.

The museum in its galleries hosted art exhibitions from various parts of the country and abroad. The creations of artists displayed as Honorato Vázquez Cuenca, who was dedicated a retrospective exhibition, and has marked its history with exhibits such as the etchings of Goya, and productions of Jesus Soto.

The Museum of Modern Art through major donations has built the artistic, which is divided into eight International Biennial of Painting, two Grandmasters room and Andean Sculpture Hall, where you can obeservar pieces of art that are part Basin heritage. It also has a specialist art library.

International Painting Biennial

The Biennale is the concept of creating benchmarks for the plastic evolution Ecuador in an international context. The Painting Biennial is one of the most significant cultural movements in Ecuador and has also contributed to build a great development of national artists.

Grandmasters Room

This room displays works by great masters such as Quito Ecuador Oswaldo Guayasamín, Enrique Eduardo Tabara Kigman Guayaquil and Loja. The room was created to teach youth about the history, beginnings and evolution of these important artists in Ecuador.

Andean Sculpture Hall

The National Hall of Sculpture was created with the vision to promote and disseminate an artistic expression of five countries of the Andean Community of Nations. The sculptures are displayed in room decorate the squares, avenues, and places the city's main basin.


Here you can find books related to visual art, film, theater, literature, philosophy, music and more., Available to researchers, scholars and lovers of aesthetic production since 1991.

Cuenca, Museum of Modern Art


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