Popular Art Museum
Location: Tourist Galleries located in Sol Avenue 103, basement.
The Folk Art Museum of Cusco belongs to American Institute of Arts is the oldest cultural organization and traditional city that founded the Jubilee Week of Cusco and rescued the disappearance Santurantikuy Fair.
The collection has some of the best pieces of folk art from Cusco from the 1940, mostly acquired systematically at the annual Christmas fair Santurantikuy. In the collection are pieces of outstanding teachers: Hilario Mendivil and family, Edilberto Merida, Nemesio Villasante, Santiago Rojas, Luis Acosta, Jesus La Torre, Antonio Olave, among others.
Displays works of art, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and other artisans of Cusco's most renowned as Edilberto Merida, with its grotesque art sculptures made of clay, Hilario Mendivil with sculptures made of rice dough religious style , its most important are the images of elongated necks with pictures of flowers, the most characteristic are the Virgin of Bethlehem and the Holy Family, also observed by Santiago Rojas works with representations of everyday life of the inhabitants of Cusco itself for the party Santuranticuy (December 24), with dances, another important craft with your children Follana Manuelito, agave-made glass and palate to be representative of the Thorn child. Antonio Olave, is also a renowned craftsman with his art of gold leaf in the preparation of children for the nativity scenes.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday 8:30 to 6:00 hours - Sundays and holidays 8:00 to 13:00 hours.
Admission: Included in the Tourist Ticket.
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