Cartagena’s Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena is one of the most intriguing and beautiful spaces I’ve ever seen. This museum, which houses some incredible Colombian modern art, is located inside a 17th-century house, and its modern use as an art museum is incredibly fascinating from a design perspective.

The repurposed building, as seen above, is an an amazing design decision on the part of the curators. Just the space itself feels almost like a sort of museum in itself, with its exposed walls and brick. Placing white plastered walls over exposed brick is an amazing curatorial choice as well, representing a great juxtaposition between gritty brick and clean, minimal white. From a design perspective, this museum perfects old meets new.