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Ellie Pruess Collection

Mid-century Masters of Puerto Rican Art

Ellie Pruess came to Puerto Rico as a tourist in the 1960's and fell in love with the work of several emerging artists - Julio Rosado del Valle, Manuel Hernandez Acevedo, Epifanio Irizarry, Santos Rene Irizarry and Rodriguez Senerez. 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.

Note: Photos are placeholders pending professional photography and detailed information on each work.

Epifanio Irizarry: Stampede (undated)Oil on canvas 36" x 11"
Epifanio Irizarry: Stampede (undated)
Oil on canvas 36" x 11"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Carmencita (1958). Oil on canvas. 17" by 19"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Carmencita (1958)
Oil on canvas. 17" by 19"
Epifanio Irizarry: Caballos (undated)Oil on canvas 58" x 11"
Epifanio Irizarry: Caballos (undated)
Oil on canvas 58" x 11"
Manuel Hernandez: El Fongo (Undated)Oil on Masonite 38" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: El Fongo (Undated)
Oil on Masonite 38" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: La PerlaOil on Masonite 34" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: La Perla
Oil on Masonite 34" x 23"
Epifanio Irizarry: Flowers (undated)Oil on canvas 26" x 15"
Epifanio Irizarry: Flowers (undated)
Oil on canvas 26" x 15"
RodriguezSenerez-Pastoral (undated)Oil on canvas 20" x 13"
RodriguezSenerez-Pastoral (undated)
Oil on canvas 20" x 13"
Santos Rene: Ballerina (1964)Woodblock 11" x 11"
Santos Rene: Ballerina (1964)
Woodblock 11" x 11"
Santos René Irizarry: Portrait of My Father (1964)Ink on paper 14" x 21"
Santos René Irizarry: Portrait of My Father (1964)
Ink on paper 14" x 21"

Other works in our permanent collection by artists in the Ellie Pruess Collection

Santos Rene: Poster of Manuel Hernandez
Santos Rene: Poster of Manuel Hernandez
Santos René Irizarry: Ink Drawing (undated)Ink on paper 11.75 x 14.75
Santos René Irizarry: Ink Drawing (undated)
Ink on paper 11.75 x 14.75
Santos René Irizarry: Mi Estudio (1964)Ink on paper 13 x 21
Santos René Irizarry: Mi Estudio (1964)
Ink on paper 13 x 21
Manuel Hernandez: Retrospective
Manuel Hernandez: Retrospective
Manuel Hernandez:
Manuel Hernandez:
Julio Rosado del Valle: Abstract.18" x 14"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Abstract.
18" x 14"

Upcoming Events

may, 2022


Avenida de las Artes.com

MUSAN's Guide to the Santurce Arts District


Saturdays from 9am - 1pm until April 30th

Visit the collection and our fundraising bazaar!

Until June 15, 2022, we are open by appointment only as we move our collection. You will still see the full collection, but it may be split between buildings that are 2 short blocks apart. 

NARM MEMBERS: Private tour of collections and new building available any day by previous appointment!
Call Richard at 787-455-4216 to schedule your visit!

General Admission: Starting June 15, 2022

Galleries: $10/person

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.

Scheduled Tours: Starting June 20, 2022
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).

Thursday Night Museum Tour
& 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)
Admission rates do not apply for private events.

Contact

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.

MUSAN
456 Calle Saldaña, San Juan, PR 00909

info@musan.org

787-455-4216 - English/Spanish
787-455-4217 - Español/Inglés

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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.

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