map of contemporary art museum

The Contemporary Art Museum is located in the City of Cusco in Plaza Recogijo (Exhilaration Square)-the square adjoining Plaza de Armas of Cusco.


The Contemporary Art Museum was founded in 1995 from the patronage of its Mayor (Daniel Estrada Perez) and the donation of 100 works by local artists by collector Dr. Luis Rivera Dávalos. It currently has more than 280 works owned by renowned local artists such as Hilario Mendivil and Antonio Olave, as well as international artists. His oldest work is that of the oil painting of Remigia Mendoza: "Rio Vilcanota" (1897). It has three showrooms in the Municipal Palace.

cusco contemporary art museum


It permanently exhibits works from its collection and holds annually over 50 temporary exhibitions, both individual and collective of renowned national and foreign artists. In the same way, it organizes national and international events, Latin American meetings of plastic artists and other activities. Art in Cusco does not only go back to its Inca and colonial ancestors, but it survives through the production of its contemporary artists.


Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The entry is included in the Touristic Ticket (prohibited to be sold separately).