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Guayasamin Museum

Mariano Calvache E18A y Lorenzo Chavez (junto a la Capilla del Hombre) | Bellavista, Quito, Ecuador
02/244-6455
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Ranked #3 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious... more » Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art. « less
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Bir, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Guayasamin Museum was one of the two best sights I saw in Quito. It's really four things in one: 1. A world-class art museum, primarily featuring the works of Guayasamin himself (which are absolutely brilliant), but also Guayasamin's private collection of the works of other artists, such as a series of Goya's late-career sketches of his nightmares, a Chagall, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is so much more to this museum than just Oswaldo Guayasamin's paintings. He was a collector as well as an artist and the museum has a nice selection of pre-Columbian pottery, religious statues and artifacts, art works by other indigenous painters and even 2 Tang Dynasty terracotta tomb figures. The house and his studio are simply amazing to tour.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was one of my favorite places to go in Quito. I will definitely go back when I am there again. The art work is profound and moving, the story of the artist just as much so, the setting and the layout are impressive. Bravo, all the way around.

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Jackson Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I went to visit this museum with my boyfriend. He had picked it as a surprise because he knows I love modern paintings. I had never heard of Guayasamin(an artist from Quito) before we went, but I instantly was mesmerized by his art. The pieces are so powerful and each one says a lot about his state of mind at... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum was a highlight of my trip and should not be missed. The art itself is great, but equally impressive is the attention paid to how the paintings are organized. Highly recommend the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

A stunning location high above Quito and a remarkable cavernous display of wrenching ly moving artwork in Capilla de Hombre and then a fascinating home next door - videos of Guayasamin on the house tour make clear what a force of nature his personality was. If you like to hike, a great combo trip is to walk into the parkland... More

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Cartagena, null, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Located at the top of a hill topend suburb, it resumes the life, the masterpieces and the geniality of the indio painter Guayasamin. Even after the recent division of the painter's heritage the Foundation still owns the best part of his work here included the Capilla del Hombre building and the private house where he lived. His best works, paintings... More

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Trinidad, Trinidad And Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We'll worth a visit. Make sure you take the tour of the house and the Capilla del Hombre. They are offered in Spanish and english and really make a difference to your experience. We took a cab there but it's not easy to get one outside. Walk down the hill for five minutes and you can get a cab easily.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing. He was a communist, but his paintings were amazing. They really captured the human spirit. You can also buy great things in the gift shop. You can even buy Guayasamin originals!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Up a winding, poorly-marked road above Quito lies a treasure that should not be missed. The Guayasamin Museum is best thought of as two separate sights: Oswaldo Guayasimin's elegant home, filled with personal treasures, and the architecturally stunning Capilla del Hombre, a museum designed specifically to house his work. Guayasamin, who died in 1999, was Ecuador's premier artist and social... More

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