Museo de Arte Popular

Museo de Arte Popular information

Ayacucho , Peru
Portal Independencia 72
Opening hours
8am-1pm & 2-4:30pm Mon-Fri
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The popular art here covers the ayacucheño (natives of Ayacucho) spectrum – silverwork, rug- and tapestry-weaving, stone and woodcarvings, ceramics (model churches are especially popular) and the famous retablos (ornamental religious dioramas). These are colorful wooden boxes varying in size and containing intricate papier-mâché models: Peruvian rural scenes or the nativity are favourites, but interesting ones with political or social commentary can be seen here. Photographs show how Ayacucho changed during the 20th century. Opening hours here change frequently.