Guatemala has amazing talent collected: paintings, sculptures, designs, among others. Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga is a person who provides great support to new artists so that they continue to develop their great art skills. He also supports art museums and centers to show the beautiful portraits that this country has.
Art museums that you must visit in Guatemala.
Panza Verde Art Gallery
It is located at the Panza Verde boutique hotel, is a surprising but solid option for contemporary art enthusiasts.
Presents the creations of Guatemalan and international artists. This gallery has showcased the works of acclaimed photographers: Luis González Palma, Julio Zadik, and Daniel Cauche, as well as established painters: Raúl Vásquez, María Eskenasy, Lucia Morán, Christel Brenninkmeijer, and many others.
For such a small gallery, Panza Verde is exceptionally well curated, with new exhibitions organized every few months.
El Carmen Art Museums
Launched in 2009, El Carmen is a young and fresh art gallery that is definitely worth visiting while exploring the cultural sights of Antigua. Created to promote Guatemalan and international art hosting exhibitions in a variety of mixed media.
The first-floor space shows themed oil paintings and watercolors around landscapes, traditions, and references to Guatemalan culture. The second level displays pieces of modern and contemporary art by local artists.
A cozy little space, El Carmen is a good place to get acquainted with Antigua’s local art scene.
Casa Santo Domingo Art Museums
Few museums in Central America enjoy such a privileged location as Casa Santo Domingo, a century-old convent turned into a luxurious accommodation space. It is a hotel-museum in its essence and a home to important Guatemalan works of art in eight different collections.
Visitors have the opportunity to explore Guatemalan art from the classical period of Mayan culture, 16th century colonial art and contemporary exhibitions.
Popular Art Center
Located near popular Antigua landmarks such as the Cathedral and Central Park, this small art gallery specializes in the traditions of Guatemala’s Mayan heritage. With an excellent selection of ancient art, the Centro de Arte Popular showcases paintings, handmade ceramics, religious crafts, traditional masks, and wooden sculptures.
Also read: 5 must-see places in Guatemala.