MUSAN is an exciting new addition to the Santurce Arts District of San Juan!
MUSAN Arts Center Santurce is dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibition of Puerto Rican art and intangible cultural heritage through our permanent collection, educational programs, outreach projects, special exhibitions and cultural activities.
Arts Center Vision
More than a traditional museum, MUSAN Arts Center Santurce is a community-based cultural center that celebrates Puerto Rico's rich artistic patrimony as an inspiration for contemporary artistic expression and its relevance to modern society.
Phase I Completed!
Structural renovation is finished! Come and see our progress on Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021 at our new location at 1673 Ave. Ponce de Leon in the Santurce Arts District. This will be our 'soft opening' and local artists' marketplace until our Grand Opening in the spring of 2022.
Permanent Collections at MUSAN Arts Center Santurce
Santos became part of almost every rural family, The Household Saints of Puerto Rico.
After enjoying the paintings at her homes in the states, she returned the artwork to Puerto Rico to become part of the permanent collection of MUSAN.
By conducting oral history interviews with family, friends and associates of artists who have contributed to Puerto Rico's rich cultural patrimony.
MUSAN's oral history project is an ongoing program to obtain first-hand narratives that bring culture, tradition and history to life.
Story of Museo de los Santos & MUSAN
Story of Ellie Pruess & Her Collection
Construyendo una comunidad intergeneracional
The MUSAN Arts Center Santurce Team
Jose (Billy) Torres Meléndez MD, Ph.D.
Gloria Ortiz Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Richard Holm MBA
Visit the collection!
Until January 10th, we are open but in the process of moving our collection. The museum and gallery is open during this time by appointment. You will still see the full collection, but it may be split between buildings that are 2 short blocks apart.
Galleries and Permanent Collections: $20/person
Private Showings with Guide:
Galleries & Permanent Collections
by previous appointment only: $25/person
Private showings can be outside normal hours but must be confirmed in advance.
The following tours are only offered as posted on our Events Calendar:
Monday Night Museum Tour
& nearby Bomba and Plena - $25/per person
5 minute walk to nearby bar with traditional afro-Caribbean music
(food/drinks not included).
& walking tour of Santurce - $25/per person
20 minute walk to Plaza del Mercado - traditional marketplace with bars/restaurants
(food/drinks not included).
Ask us about local resident/student rates
(proof of ID required)
Our new building is under renovation at 1673 Ave. Ponce de Leon in the Santurce Arts District. Any visits must be by prior appointment.
Our executive office is located two blocks away - around the corner from Abracadabra Restaurant. Appointments are required for building access.
456 Calle Saldaña, San Juan, PR 00909
787-455-4216 - English/Spanish
787-455-4217 - Español/Inglés
All content is © 2021 Museo de los Santos
MUSAN - Museo de los Santos y Arte Nacional is operated by Museo de los Santos Inc.
Museo de los Santos Inc is a certified nonprofit organization under the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code Section 1101.01 & qualifies for Law 20/22 annual contributions, as well as under the United States Federal Internal Revenue Service IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).
Museo de los Santos is a participant in the Nuestro Barrio project sponsored by Sacred Heart University.
Nuestro Barrio es un proyecto de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón operado con apoyo del National Endowment for the Arts y el Economic Development Administration.
MUSAN participates in Giving Tuesday.