My country … in my mind, heart and soul!! I ache for thee …
A guide by Kathleen Squires for New York Magazine.
From the time of Taino Indian cave drawings, art has been ingrained into the island of Puerto Rico. The vast collection at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico offers a wonderful overview of the evolution of island art, while the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Ricoholds a peerless collection of modern Caribbean works. And art lovers everywhere are looking forward to the second MECA International Art Fair, which focuses on Caribbean artists, being held in San Juan this November. But art is everywhere — with murals adorning buildings, sculptures gracing parks, and even a colorful mosaic of former governor Luis Muñoz Marin greeting visitors at the airport. Here, locals share their favorite places to take in all the beauty, whether in conventional galleries or on the street.
“This is where it’s at…
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