The city of Ponce prides itself as the home of one of the region's finest art museums, featuring major works by great European masters such as Rubens, Van Dyck, Gainesborough and others. The museum is housed in an architecturally visionary building comprised of hexagonal rooms, and designed by Edward Durrell Stone. The museum is the brainchild of former Governor Luis A Ferre, who first envisioned the institution in the late 1950s; the institution actually opened in 1959. The museum was moved to its present location in 1966. Open daily 10am-4pm.