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Museo de Arte y
Diseño de Miramar
MADMi is an interactive space that aspires to generate ambitious, relevant projects that foster art-making and creativity and have a positive impact on our community.

The museum has been made possible by the generosity and vision of the Titín Foundation and the Eduardo Méndez Bagur Foundation.
The Pink House: Cuevillas 607
The Pink House, at Calle Cuevillas 607, was built in 1913 as the residence of Judge Luis Méndez Vaz and his wife, María Bagur. Inspired by a visit to Europe, the couple undertook construction of their home in the French Neoclassical Revival style, and in doing so they enriched the already diverse architectural presence of the Miramar neighborhood. Later, one of their sons, Eduardo Méndez Bagur, purchased the house to live in.

In his will, Don Eduardo left the house, which had been his home for most of his life, to the community of Miramar. The house has become an icon of the neighborhood and especially for the artistic community, having served as a residence and studio for renowned Puerto Rican artists such as Lorenzo Homar, Juan Ramón Velázquez, Ada Bobonis, and Aaron Salabarrías.

For more than twenty years, the Luis Méndez Vaz and María Bagur Foundation, Inc., has dedicated its resources to the reconstruction, development, and administration of the Pink House.
Collection
The selection exhibited in the permanent galleries is guided by the educational purpose of explaining the types of furniture and objects, whether produced locally or imported, that reflect the lifestyles of the middle class in Puerto Rico from the beginning to the midpoint of the twentieth century.

At the same time, the objects are analyzed as exemplars of design, part of the history of art, in order to study their aesthetic and compositional evolution in the light of economic changes and changes in the taste of the time, in addition to their function within the decorative scheme of the residences.

The importance of this collection is that it serves to demonstrate the development of the design industry and the decorative arts on the island from a perspective of economic development and aesthetic evolution. Therefore, although these objects are not what one generally considers works of “high art,” they are functional and decorative works that show the changes occurring in Puerto Rico under the influence of Modernism and its philosophy of “designed progress.”
Mission — Vision
The mission of the MADMi is simple: to inspire through art and design, with a strong belief that invention, innovation, and creativity are the driving force behind social well-being.

The curatorial focus of MADMi in the decorative arts, design, and the plastic arts is the furnishings and objects bequeathed by Eduardo Méndez Bagur and the role the house that is now home to the museum played as a studio for distinguished artists in Puerto Rico, among them the great master Lorenzo Homar.

In turn, the plastic arts, design, and the decorative arts will form the backdrop for exhibiting examples of contemporary production, establishing a link between past and present as seen in works of the highest quality produced locally and internationally.
Board of Directors
Alfredo Martínez-Alvarez - Chairman

Antonio Ochoa Flores - Treasurer

Marilyn Burgos - Secretary

Lourdes López - Under-Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
Staff
Nicole Pietri González
Director

Marilú Purcell Villafañe
Chief Curator

Nadja de la Torre
Education Program

Roberto “Yiyo” Tirado
Installations designer
and coordinator

René Moreta
Museum shop

Nicole Soto
Visitor experience

Melissa Ramos Borges
Registrar

Fire Creative Shop
Webpage design
VOLUNTEERS
Join MADMi’s community of volunteers and help our visitors more fully enjoy their museum experience. Volunteers are a human resource essential to strengthening the development of MADMi’s vision and mission. We work with a diverse group of volunteers committed to the museum, the community, and our society.

BENEFITS

The benefits of being a volunteer at the MADMi include:

Learning about art, design, and the museum’s collections from our curatorial and education staff.
Meeting other people with interests in art and design.
Going “backstage” to observe and assist the mounting of exhibits and educational programs.
Collaborating with others in our educational programs.
Helping others connect with art and design.
Assisting with the coordination and execution of events and programs.

SERVICES
Those interested in becoming volunteers may offer services such as:

Auxiliary volunteers: Taking part in our programs, initiatives, and/or projects by assisting in various areas, depending on the volunteer’s interests and the museum’s needs. For example, a volunteer may be an administrative assistant, a workshop assistant, or a gallery assistant, or may accompany groups.

Volunteer docents: Leading guided tours for groups who request this service.

REQUIREMENTS
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with others and adapt to working in teams
Completion of the application form for the MADMi Volunteers Program
Taking part in an interview and selection process.
**Applicants under 18 years of age must secure parents’ or guardians’ permission.

On being accepted:
A copy of your resumé and/or letter from your academic institution detailing compliance with hours of volunteer service.
Successfully complete training
Collaboration and volunteer labor agreement

For more information on our Volunteers Program, write us at educacion@madmi.org.
The Museum and its programming are made possible by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
Your support can make the difference at the MADMi, whether through contributions to the production of new and innovative exhibitions or the development of educational initiatives that stimulate creativity.

Press HERE to donate

CORPORATE SUPPORT
Thanks to support from the corporate community, MADMi has been able to achieve its mission of making the museum accessible to all. There are several ways a company can collaborate with the MADMi and enjoy the benefits of greater access to the museum.

To learn more about how you can support the MADMi, write us at info@madmi.org.

HOLD PRIVATE EVENTS IN THE MADMi
In the heart of the community of Miramar in San Juan, the MADMi offers an elegant, warm, original space for your corporate or social event. The museum’s modern spaces, combined with the Pink House’s traditional architecture, are perfect for a wide variety of activities, such as cocktail parties, corporate events, product launches, meetings, and seminars. At this time, MADMi’s spaces are available for rental only to corporations and non-profit organizations.

TITÍN GALLERY
The Titín Gallery is the museum’s main gallery, and its largest space. It’s ideal for meetings, presentations, seminars, product launches, cocktail parties, and dinners.
Area: 47’ x 34’
Maximum capacity for presentations (with tables): 80 persons
Maximum capacity for dinner: 100 persons
Maximum capacity for seminar (without tables): 130 persons
Maximum capacity for cocktail party: 150 persons

TERRACE
The Terrace is an urban oasis in the middle of the city. It’s perfect for tropical cocktail parties and informal get-togethers.
Maximum capacity: 200 persons

Art and Design Workshop
This is the museum’s educational space. It’s a more intimate space, so it’s suitable for meetings, workshops, and smaller presentations.
Maximum capacity (with tables): 25 persons

Approved suppliers
Catering The Museum has a kitchenette (not a complete kitchen) that allows for preparation of precooked food for serving. All suppliers must bring their food precooked.

Approved suppliers
YOP Banquets
Yamira Ortiz
787.530.7992
www.yopbanquets.com

Marimar Fernández
787.642.6071
Marimarfernandez67@gmail.com
Valet parking
Valera Valet
Rafael Valera
787.567.0707


RESERVATIONS
If you would like to receive an estimate of the cost of renting one of our spaces, please complete the following information:

Contact information:
What are the museum’s visiting hours?
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Is there parking?
Yes, there is limited free parking for our visitors.

What is the price of admission?
The admission donation is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Admission is free for children under 3.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, debit and credit cards, and Apple Pay.

What are the museum shop’s hours?
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Do I have to pay admission if I only want to go to the museum shop?
No. You can visit the museum shop without paying admission.

Is the museum open during the pandemic?
Yes, the museum is open and we have taken measures to help prevent contagion from the COVID-19 virus, such as the obligatory use of face masks, physical distancing, and hand sanitizer for visitors.

What areas of the museum remain open?
The exhibition galleries, the education classroom, the museum shop, and the open-air terrace are open.

What precautions are you taking to prevent infection by the COVID-19 virus?
We are carrying out daily deep cleaning of the museum, plus frequent cleanings with anti-viral products. For visitors, we have implemented a requirement that visitors use face masks, observe physical distancing, and use the hand sanitizer provided by the museum.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, you must wear a mask at all times during your visit to the museum.

Is there access for people in wheelchairs?
Yes, we have an access ramp and inside, there is an elevator for persons using a wheelchair.

I am hearing impaired. Can I request assistance on a tour from an interpreter?
Yes, you may request assistance from an interpreter by calling the museum at 787-995-7063 to coordinate your visit.

Are there tours or activities for persons who are blind?
Yes, we offer a guided tour designed specifically for persons with vision impairment. Call 787-995-7063 before your visit to ensure that the members of our staff who provide this service are available for you.

Can I take my pet to the museum?
Pets are not allowed in the museum. We do allow dogs classified as “service animals” under HHS guidelines.

Can I take photographs in the galleries?
Yes, you may take photos, although using flash is not permitted.

Is there a minimum age for visiting the museum?
No, there is no minimum age. The museum is for everyone.

Can I consume food or drink inside the museum?
No food or drink is allowed inside the museum.

Can I buy articles from the museum shop online?
We don’t yet offer that alternative, but we’d love to welcome you to the shop in the museum.

Can I rent the museum for a private event?
The Titín Gallery and the adjacent terrace can be rented for corporate events. For more information, go to HOLD YOUR EVENT in the MADMi.

Where can I find a calendar for your workshops?
For the complete calendar of workshops, go to EDUCATION and EVENTS.

I have a piece I’d like to donate to the museum. What do I do?
Send details of the piece (creator, year of creation, materials) and a photograph to info@madmi.org. Our curatorial staff will evaluate the piece and if it is considered suitable for adding to our permanent collection, we’ll get in touch with you to coordinate the next steps.

I am an artist/designer. How can I exhibit my work in the museum?
Send your proposal to info@madmi.org and our curatorial staff will evaluate it.
STUDEBAKER
MADMi commissioned this sculpture to artist Miguel Luciano, who was inspired by the distinctive pickup owned by the museum’s founder, Eduardo Méndez Bagur, making this piece an eye-catching homage to Don Eduardo’s legacy.

The work was molded from a 1949 Studebaker 2R pickup. Studebaker automobiles were known for their simple, modern and streamlined designs symbolic of speed and progress – ideals that drove (pun intended) much of the industrial production of the mid-twentieth century.

Luciano’s Studebaker, with its glossy, iridescent finish alludes to the modern fascination for polished objects and is distinguished by its playfulness and Pop Art influences, both of which make it immensely attractive.

MIGUEL LUCIANO
Studebaker, plátanos y machete
Fiberglass, steel and paint
2018