Museum of Art of Puerto Rico
History and museums
The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, abbreviated MAPR) is an art museum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
MAPR is a 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) neoclassical building from the 1920s formerly known as the San Juan Municipal Hospital. It is one of the biggest museums in the Caribbean and a local house for collections from the 17th century. The new east wing, which is dominated by a five-story-tall stained-glass window, is the work of local artist Eric Tabales. The museum is located in the heart of Santurce, steps away from the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center and the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art. The historical building that houses part of the MAPR was built during the 1920s by architect William Shimmelphening. A new wing, designed by architects Otto Reyes and Luis Gutierrez in 1996, was added to the existing building to create what is now the complete structure.