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Guayasamin Museum

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Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 2446 455
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Description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary...
This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
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A deeply moving experience

Oswaldo Guayasamin was a socially conscious individual concerned with all mankind. This is evident throughout his work. A bonus is the tour of his home, arranged much the way he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Oswaldo Guayasamin was a socially conscious individual concerned with all mankind. This is evident throughout his work. A bonus is the tour of his home, arranged much the way he left it when he died in the late '90's. The museum is full of his oversized paintings and sculptures, and his home has an impressive collection of artworks from all... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Honestly I will most likely go back, it was a wonderful day and I could have easily spent the rest of the day in the grounds of the house after the tours if I hadn't had other plans. If you're into amazing and interesting architecture and art this is the place for you! I wasn't so interested in the colonial... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ecuadorian artist Guayasamin used his vast talent for art to tell people's stories. His work portrays suffering and love, not only from Ecuador but from other places he visited. The museum building was designed and built by him as a gift to Ecuador. Upon entering, visitors see huge pieces of art, mostly faces in his signature style of bold colors... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this with his home -- they are adjacent to each other. Not very large museum but it is cool they have some of the final works that they talk about and have early sketches of in the home. The building itself is very interesting and exhibits his work very well.

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the museum of perhaps the most important and famous Ecuadorian painter. The collection is comprehensive and the guided tours (in English or Spanish) are very informative. His works and the museum explain well the great social changes that have occurred and continue to evolve over the past few decades. There are two collections of his works that are... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We didn't know much about Guayasamin (ok, make that nothing), but so happy to have gone here to check out this Ecuadorian artist! Beautiful art work and cool location. Easy to hang out here for a few hours, enjoy the art, the peace and the view. Professional guides that can tell a lot about the artist himself and his work.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had not heard of Guayasamin before my trip to Ecuador, so I did not know what to expect. The museum exceeded my expectations and in fact it was one of my favorite in Quito. La capilla del hombre and Guayasamin's house are both interesting and are worth a trip to this part of Quito. Something to note is that... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A beautiful home in its own right, a lovely view of the town, and some prints and paintings you won't find on any U.S. website. (Believe me, I tried.) His work is world class, and his messages transcend his home country.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We returned at the end of our trip to the Galapagos to purchase art here....You can go to the store only, but it was the progression of the 2 free tours that made this such a special event for our vacation! Unless you like to climb hills, grab a cab!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum is unique- the original home of the artist and a snapshot into his life and work as Ecuador's most prominent artist. The tour is comprehensive and allows time for you to look at all on display. The temple to man that he built is very interesting and the artist's passion for his country and humanity generally is very... More 

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