Sales and Special Events Department

The Sales and Special Events Department offers quality services for corporate rentals as well as social and public events in general. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico has a structure of 130,000 square feet of modern facilities, designed to comply with the strictest regulations of Puerto Rican museum design.

On its beautiful grounds, one finds the marvelous Sculpture Botanical Garden with close to 2.5 acres of land, which incorporates a representative sample of the autochthonous flora and has 365 trees and approximately 106,000 plants.  Along the perimeters of our garden is a path lined with sculptures of Puerto Rican artists and a central pond with a wide variety of tropical fish.

The MAPR employs a qualified group of professionals who meticulously attend to every detail in order to make your event a very special one.  Each client receives personalized attention during the process of organizing and coordinating all the elements involved until the event has taken place.

Theater

Theater

The Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater is equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, (high fidelity sound, a lighting system ideal for artistic presentations and a telecommunication antenna for video conferences). It also offers seating for 400 people. The theater is dedicated to the memory of the deceased Puerto Rican actor and Oscar winner, Raúl Juliá. 

An impressive stage curtain, hand-stitched using the traditional mundillo technique, serves as the main stage curtain for the theater. This piece, entitled Mundillo nuestro, is a work of art designed by artist Antonio Martorell and assembled by Puerto Rican women weavers: Lucy Betancourt, Asunción Bayó, Hilda Cruz, Norma Figueroa, Hilda Millán and Julita Santiago, of Encajes, Inc.  Mundillonuestro, made from the union of five pieces of cloth measuring 5’ x 15’, covers an area of 30’ x 15’, depicting two hands projected over the image of a map of the world divided in symmetric shapes around a central focal point.

In the modern theater lobby, you can see the work Horizonte, a mural on canvas by artist Carmelo Sobrino.

Designed to encourage the development of all the scenic and educational expressions of the attending community, The Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater is available for rental through the MAPR Sales and Special Events Department.

The Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater has been designed to encourage and develop all the theatrical and educational expressions of the community. The theater is rented according to the parameters, conditions, and regulations set forth in this document.

  • All clients that celebrate functions or offer services to the MAPR should follow the established policies and procedures. 
  • The MAPR does not discriminate in regards to sexual or political affiliation, or against the handicapped
  • The MAPR meets all the requirements established in the “Federal Americans with Disabilities Act” 

Space Availability

  • Unavailable Holidays: New Years, Three Kings Day, Good Friday, July 4, Thanksgiving, General Election Day, Christmas. 
  • Daily hours: Subject to the client’s needs.  On Mondays the MAPR does not open its doors administratively, but is open for private activities. 

Events not permitted in the Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater

  • Political and religious activities.
  • Events that incorporate the consumption of food and drink inside the Theater. 

Special Arrangements

The client may make special arrangements in regard to services offered by the MAPR, including:

  • Guided Tours
  • Gallery Openings
  • Artist Talks

Rental Procedure and Contact information

The Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater rental agreement will be between the MAPR representative and the event coordinator (the client) exclusively. 
You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.

Triple-S Grand Hall & Botanical Sculpture Garden

Triple-S Grand Hall & Botanical Sculpture Garden

Capacity: 100 to 800 people (approximation)

Approximately 2.5 acres make up the Sculpture Botanical Garden of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, which incorporates into its design a representative sample of the national flora.
Close to 365 trees from 26 species, mostly autochthonous, are integrated to an ample variety of over 106,000 plants, among which there can be found bushes, vines, flowers and creeping plants of great diversity and color. 

A great winding road runs through the garden and interlinks the different environments: a forest of native trees, a rain forest, a bamboo forest, and a prairie.  These environments compliment a beautiful area where 14 sculptures are located in harmony with the scenery.  Three gazebos, destined as locations of rest and contemplation compliment the landscape.

In the center of the garden and opposing the east wing, a pond with an organic design can be seen, including its three waterfalls.  This pond contains 50,000 gallons of water and is home to Koi fishes and aquatic plants.  Between the pond and the entrance to the east wing and Eric Tabales’ stained glass, there is a terrace with a natural amphitheater, where open-air concerts and events take place.

You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.

Mezzanine

Mezzanine

Capacity: 60 people

Located in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico’s 4th floor in front of the stained glass Rising Taino Sun by Eric Tabales is an ample and magical place for an intimate event.

This space is available after 5:00 pm.

You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

Capacity: 40 - 60 people

The Multipurpose Room is located in the 1st floor of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.  It is equipped with a digital projector and a screen.  Technician services are included for the first four hours.

You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.

A Meeting Room

"A" Meeting Room

Capacity: 40 people

Room A is located in the 1st floor of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.  It has 40 school desks and an audiovisual projection screen. It is available for the offering of courses and training sessions.

You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.

Computer Room

Computer Room

Capacity: 20 people

This computer room is located in the 1st floor of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.  With terminals for 20 students and a teacher’s terminal connected to a projector, this is the ideal location for computer-based training sessions and workshops.

You may contact the MAPR’s Special Events Division to rent one of our spaces.  Send your written request to infoeventos@mapr.org to request date availability and start the process.  You may also call 787-977-6277 ext. 2228, 2235 to request more information.