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Painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art

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National Gallery

Once a penitentiary, now a celebration of contemporary art

Sharing the Costa Rican Centre of Science and Culture (a former penitentiary) with the Children's Museum, the Galería Nacional at Calle 4 and Avenida 9 is devoted to the visual arts, with 14 rooms hosting five exhibitions a month (plus it also organises individual and group programs on painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art). Both Tico and international artists are represented, and it's also the site of the Costa Rica Biennial of Visual Arts and the Central American and Caribbean Biennial of Object Design.



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