The Dominican Republic was one of two international destinations I touched down in during my All You Can Jet adventure. While I did visit most of the Christopher Columbus attractions in Santo Domino, I quickly became bored with walking up and down the main pedestrian street trying to ignore men staring and making kissy noises.
With three full days in the city I had more time than I needed, but still managed to miss most of the museums when they were open. I did make it to the Museo de Arte Moderno, about an hour walk from the tourist center, and was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The museum focused on local artists as well as artists from the Caribbean, Central and South America. My travels have taken me to art museums all over the world but these areas of the world are so rarely represented in major museums that I was genuinely curious what I would find.
I enjoyed a lot of the art in this museum, including the two installation pieces in the videos below. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, those are live birds! Much of the art was political or anti-tourism so standing there next to a group of local children I felt a bit like an intruder, despite never stepping foot on a resort beach.
View more photos from my trip to The Dominican Republic in the gallery.