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The Ecuador Chronicles - 2011-38
Casa De La Cultura Ecuatoriana;
      Archeology, Art, Theatre, Musical Instrument Museum;
                                                              And We Wrap Up Casa Cultura
By Ray Almand
La Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana includes a lot in one building.  It is an Art Gallery, and Archeology Museum, a Theatre - and there is an incredible Musical Instrument Museum.  The main entrance to Casa de la Cultura faces the Northeast corner of Parque El Ejido.  Parque El Ejido is located just north of Colonial Quito, sort of between the Old Town and the Mariscal area New town.  Casa Cultura is convenient to both Old and New Town.
This week we wrap up Casa de la Cultura
Contemporary Art Museum; Archeology Museum; Theatre
In addition to the Musical Instrument Museum and the Nelson Roman display at the rear entrance to Casa Cultura there is also a Comtemporary Art Museum.  Photographs of a few of the pieces are below.  Some items dated back to the first half of the 20th century.
At the main entrance area you find the Archeology Museum - really well done with artifacts dating back into antiquity.  Unfortunately there is a well enforced no photography policy, so we have no pictures.  But it is most definitely worth a visit if you are in Quito.
Also there is a large theatre - there are weekly folkloric performances.  The day I visited there was a children's singing and dancing performance.
Here are a few final images of Casa Cultura:
Casa Cultura - A Round, Reflective Building
View from Parque El Ejido - Main Entrance
Main Entrance to the Theatre
Children's Performance in the Theatre
This finishes our three part series on Casa de la Cultura.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Next week on to new subjects.

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