The museum galleries are closed to the public due to modification processes of the Edward Durell Stone building.
Cinquecento: El despertar de las artes
These words, pronounced in 1964 by the founder of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Don Luis A. Ferre, resonate with the assessment made by history of the Renaissance, a period that strongly influenced the development of the arts in the Western world until the nineteenth century. A renewed interest in the Greco-Roman culture of antiquity, a scientific vision of nature, and a new humanistic and secular approach to society fostered the flowering of the art of the Cinquecento, a term used to identify the sixteenth century.
The decade of the 1950s witnessed one of the most prolific periods in the history of Puerto Rican art. The confluence of catalytic events such as government support for the arts, the convergence of a group of like-minded artists, some educated abroad and exposed to the international avant-garde, and the presence of exiled Spanish artists on the island, promoted the production of the so-called Generación del 50. Connected by an established artistic tradition and a unity of purpose that did not prescribe the development of their interests, these artists introduced new themes and styles to Puerto Rican painting that are demonstrated in this selection of works created between 1953 and 1964 that are part of the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce.
Notas puertorriqueñas: Donaciones recientes a la colección
Building Annex of the Museo de Arte de Ponce
"Here culture will be made with universal harmonies, but with Puerto Rican notes..." With these words, publicly pronounced in 1964, our founder, don LuisA. Ferré, clearly explained his vision for the collection of the Muse de Arte de Ponce. To achieve this, the presence of Puerto Rican art was essential. For this reason, artworks by artists from the island have been part of the museum's collection and exhibition plan since it opened its doors in 1959.