MUSEUMS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The museum houses a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber. The museum is located in the center of Dominincan Republic in an outstanding example of Victorian architecture.
Museo del Hombre Dominicano
This anthropological museum is committed to the advancement of the native peoples of the Dominican Republic. Inside, museum visitors will find a variety of pre-Columbian artifacts, including a stone with manatee incrustation, ceremonial axes, a ceremonial seat call a duho, a carved vomiting spatula used by shamans on drug-induced vision quests, amulets, and a ceremonial tray.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Founded in 1976, this museum was originally called The Gallery of Modern Art. In 1992, when only 900 works of art were on display, most of them winners of contests sponsored bi-annually by the museum, the President declared the gallery The Museum of Modern Art. Although the permanent exhibition has been dismantled, periodic exhibits are constantly being set up, each one lasting around three months.