The Museo de Arte de Ponce’s internationally renowned collection is comprised of more than 4,500 works of art from many cultures, dating from the ninth century C.E. to the present. This dynamic, wide-ranging collection includes paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings, decorative arts, pre-Hispanic and African objects, Puerto Rican folk art, contemporary ceramics, video, and sound art.
Two of the collection’s main strengths are nineteenth-century English painting and seventeenth-century Baroque painting. For more than forty years, museum founder Luis A. Ferré acquired works of the highest quality, in support of his vision to present museum visitors with an abridged yet richly illuminating history of European art.
The Museo de Arte de Ponce’s collection also features important works by artists from Puerto Rico and Latin America, creating a unique dialogue between the Old and New Worlds.
Today, the museum’s collection is part of the island’s legacy to Puerto Rico and the world. We invite you to experience and explore the breadth and depth of our collection, from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ Head of the Oldest of the Three Kings (ca. 1620) to Roy Lichtenstein’s impressive 25-foot-tall sculpture Brushstrokes in Flight (1994), acquired in 2010 and installed on the museum’s front lawn.
Note: The Museo de Arte de Ponce is currently closed to the public due to reconstruction work.