Caguas Arts Museum

Caguas, Puerto Rico

This museum is dedicated to the work of the Puerto Rican hands that transform the noble materials in craft works. Located in a 18th century neo-classical that formerly served as a butcher, today it is a space that pays a tribute to the Puerto Rican craftsmen.

In the first of his two rooms, the museum houses a permanent collection of master craftsmen Puerto Ricans as the santeros Zoilo Cajigas and Celestino Avilés. There are also works of Carmelo Martell, manufacturer of Cuatros (Puerto Rico’s national musical instrument), or of Elpidio Collazo and Emilio Pink, carvers of birds. This space is shared with local craftsmen as Jamilette Torres (leather), Margarita Morales (ceramic) and Ernesto Square (toys).

The second temporary exhibits, in addition to a sample of thumbnails works of the great Caguas master Edwin Báez. Admission is free and guided tours are available.

This museum pays a fitting tribute to Puerto Rican artisans renowned at local, national and international levels for their work, quality and significance.

In the first of its two halls, the museum has a permanent collection of great Puerto Rican Master Artisans. The second hall exhibits a selective sample of eight costumbrism miniatures by Caguas master artisan Edwin Baez, with scenes of our Puerto Rican folklore and tradition. In this hall, new exhibitions are presented quarterly.

Hours: Open Monday to Friday, 8am -12 and 1pm -4pm
Admission: Free admission
Address: Ramón Emeterio Betances Street, Luis Padial corner
Phone: 787-653-8833 exts. 2906 & 2908
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