24 cultural locations await visitors from Art City Tour tonight

Various cultural entities are competing to attract visitors to their expositions this evening during the Art City Tour. Visitors can drop in at any number of 24 cultural centers and museums, and the visit is free.

Transportation is being provided, too, as usual.

The Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo said that it is inaugurating three expositions tonight. They will run until Nov. 13.

Artist-sculptor Benvenuto Chavajay from Guatemala opens his show called “Chunches,” which translates to things or knickknacks. The exposition “GAUR [sic]” contains contemporary Basque video art and is curated by Nekane Aramburu. The third expo is “CaSO 4,” which is the chemical formula for gypsum. The emphasis is on the use and application of materials, said the museum.

The design museum is in the Centro Nacional de la Cultura, the former liquor factory, just east of Parque España, that also serves as the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.

Art City Tour begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 9. Many visitors will travel on bicycles.

The Museo Nacional will be opening a half hour earlier for visitors. Plus it is a location where participants can grab a bus ride.

The Museo Nacional said it has five expositions available for the public, including “Diquís,” which features jewelry inspired by the

A flyer from the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo.

A flyer from the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo.

Diquís culture that is believed to have created the stone balls found on southwest Pacific coast.

During regular visiting times many of these museums have an admission fee even for Costa Ricans. Among the tour stops tonight are the new Museo del Jade y la Cultura Precolombina, Museo Calderón Guardia, Museos del Banco Central, Centro Cultural de España, Galería Sophia Wanamaker in Barrio Dent and the Centro de Estudios Brasileños.  A full list is available in the Art City Tour Facebook page.

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