The Museum is set in the heart and center of the town of Ponce, the largest district in Puerto Rico. The original museum was founded in 1966 by former governor of Puerto Rico Luis A. Ferre and was designed in the International style and simple geometric plan. The Museum houses more than three thousand works of art, most of which are from very important Puerto Rican artists. The new project for the museum consists of restoring the existing building as well as the addition of new spaces and their integration with the existing. This new program will consist of a theater, a wing that will house only. Puerto Rican art called the Jose A. Campeche wing, and a plaza in front of the museum with underground parking. The Museum’s new program is intended to aid in the focus and presence of art in Puerto Rico as well as enriching its educational and cultural values in the island. It is also expected to create major opportunities for income-producing museum and business related special events. This way art acts independent and free of mercantile components.