Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo (Anthropological & Contemporary Art Museum)

Learn about the history of Ecuador through art and finish by watching a show of street art

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Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo (Anthropological & Contemporary Art Museum)

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The most difficult thing is pronouncing its complete name: The Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum - Liberator Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, which can be named in any way although it is known as the MAAC and it is situated at the end of the Malecón 2000 promenade after its transfer from the old museum in the Central Bank. The most interesting feature of this art gallery is the combination of artistic periods that run through the history of Ecuador from the year 10,000 BC to the present day: on the one hand, you can find 50,000 pieces of pre-Columbian archaeology and on the other hand, 3,000 works of contemporary art. In addition, the museum also has a room for retrospective photo exhibitions, a theatre for shows and concerts, a film library that shows documentaries about Guayaquil, as well as an interdisciplinary space outdoors in the back area of the museum where you can see performances and street theatre. If you are interested in the pre-Columbine period, the museum's library materials include a large collection of documents, books and studies on the subject.

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