Complejo Cultural La Rinconada

Phone: 0058 21 2682 0102
Fax: 0058 21 2682 0023

Museo Alejandro Otero

The Museo Alejandro Otero was created as a posthumous homage to the precursor of modernism in Venezuela. The museum, which bears the name of the painter Alejandro Otero, was inaugurated in 1990 and is dedicated to contemporary art.

The collection includes works and documents belonging to Otero as well as work by the most important Venezuelan artists from the first half of the 20th century. The museum’s programme of acquisitions has been enriched in particular with the backing of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

The MAO is a museum with both national and international prestige. Its exhibitions (collective and individual) are complemented by forums, workshops, conferences and guided visits. It allows visitors to appreciate the evolution of contemporary Venezuelan art since its beginnings in the 20th century.

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection is made up of artists such as Lole de Freitas, Alfredo Jaar, Paloma Navares, Ernesto Neto, Ros√°ngela Renn√≥, Miguel √Āngel R√≠os, Lorna Simpson, Gerardo Suter, Harry Abend, Alexander Ap√≥stol, Aziz Cucher, Sigfredo Chac√≥n, Eugenio Espinoza, Jos√© Gabriel Fern√°ndez, Dulce G√≥mez, Nan Gonz√°lez, Jos√© Antonio Hern√°ndez-Diez, Diana L√≥pez, Carlos Julio Molina, Juan Nascimiento, Roberto Obreg√≥n, Alfredo Ram√≠rez, Meyer Vaisman and Alfred Wenemoser, among others.


Admission is free

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Fridays 09:00 to 16:00
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 to 16:00

Getting there

Complejo Cultural La Rinconada

Tel: (+58) 21 2682 0102
Fax: (+58) 21 2682 0023

METRO: Valle station with connections to Metrobus route 853
PARKING: Parking is available for visitors


Public telephones and toilets are located on the ground floor

For information or reservations please contact: Gerencia de Educación y Proyección Comunitaria on (+58) 21 2682 0941 from Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00

The cafeteria, with views facing the museum gardens, holds poetry readings and concerts every Sunday at 11:00.

The museum shop sells publications on contemporary art, books, catalogues and postcards of museum exhibitions as well as a variety of designer objects and promotional goods.
The shop is located on the ground floor and is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 to 16:00.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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MAO‚Äôs Educational System (SEMAO) organises the programmes ‚ÄúExploring the Territory of Art‚ÄĚ, Expression Workshops, seminars, conferences, ‚ÄúMAO in the Community‚ÄĚ, video cycles and Sundays for Families in order for visitors to enjoy the modern and contemporary aesthetic experience.