AAA Editor Notes
Ponce Museum of Art (Museo de Arte de Ponce) is at 2325 Luis A. Ferré Blvd. opposite Catholic University. Important paintings and sculpture from Europe, Africa and the Americas span the 13th through 20th centuries. Highlights from the permanent collection include works by such artists as Eugène Delacroix, Lord Frederick Leighton, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, José Campeche, Auguste Rodin, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Diego Velázquez.
The Puerto Rican and Latin American galleries include pieces by Myrna Báez, José Campeche, Rafael Coronel, López Dirube, Luis Hernández, Carlos Mérida, Francisco Oller and Francisco Rodón. Traveling exhibits also are presented.
The building was designed by Edward Durell Stone, architect of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Granada Garden is a replica of the gardens in Spain.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.