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Museo Torres Garcia

Peatonal Sarandi 683, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
(0 5982) 9162663
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Ranked #26 of 86 attractions in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: You'll find the abstract art of Joaquim Torres-Garcia, one of the country's most influential modern artists, at this museum.
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a private museum in the old city devoted to a fascinating artist whose life spanned the first half of the twentieth century and was played out in Europe as well as his home, Uruguay. His ideas about art affected other artists and the education of children. It truly is a fascinating gallery. Though the gallery is not huge,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Really enjoyed this - interesting to learn about such an important local artist and also gives you a better understanding of the art scattered around the city. However my boyfriend doesn't speak a word of Spanish and could really appreciate it so much - English information would be a big improvement.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Well, sort of. Torres Garcia was an amazing artist, highly influential in 20th Century art in Latin America. It is a bit surprising that the family trust that runs this museum could not gather enough pieces to fill it up. One is left with the feeling that one ought to have seen more. The museum is housed in a lovely... More

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Joaquin Torres Garcia was both an internationally known and trained abstract artist and an inspiring art teacher, whose pupils (and their circles) continue to influence art in South America. This museum displays a number of interesting works and provides some context to his career, but if I hadn't known about him before visiting Montevideo I might not have understood his... More

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Montreal, Canada
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

A rare find in Montevideo, something cultural… the entry fee is low, the exhibit is pretty interesting, lots of "filler" to make it worth being called a museum of sorts… Two lines and a triangle don't make for the best art out there! You get what you can get in Montevideo...

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I wasn't crazy about the art work, it's not my style, but there are three floors, accessible by stairs, in an old building and you could spend an hour tops going through it. I didn't go in the first time that I went by it since it was full of school kids going on a tour.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Torres Garcia is amazing, and that's why I loved this museum. The museum itself is very well kept and shows how great Montevideo is. The little shop is great, also, and you probably should take at least a mug :-)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It deserves a visit if you are interested in art and history. Interesting paintings. Most interesting: photos of the artist and his familiy, in '20s and '30s

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A small museum, but quite a nice collection of Torres-Garcia's works. A reasonably thorough survey of his development and quite conveniently located near the entry to the Old City - certainly worth stopping in.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

In the heart of the Old City, this private museum (entrance charge) exhibists work from this Uruguyan Constructivits (cubist) from the beginning of the 20th Century. Nice bookshop abd gift shop (which are free). Well worth a visit for a bit of vary famous local art.

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