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Address: Peatonal Sarandi 683, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Phone Number: (0 5982) 9162663
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Description: You'll find the abstract art of Joaquim Torres-Garcia, one of the...
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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Lovely little gallery

This is a quick visit to see some work by one of Uruguay's notable artists. This small gallery is right off the pedestrian street, and is easy to find, and was one of the few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

it costs 100 peso to visit 3 rooms with paintngs of this artist I never heard of before.Some explanations in spanish, which I think could help understanding the artist and its art. Without the explanation, you see paintings and drawings, sometimes from the same period and sometimes... well, you have to guess.(ah, and a mistake in the translation of the... More 

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a quick visit to see some work by one of Uruguay's notable artists. This small gallery is right off the pedestrian street, and is easy to find, and was one of the few places open during our visits to Montevideo.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I must confess I knew very little of this important Uruguayan artist The building is not modern, but collection is impecable and museum assembled a very significant collection of his works presented in a didactic fashion You have the distinct feeling you have acquired some knowledge after the visit and a better comprehension of the local culture.

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quebec
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It is very small on 3 floors top floor is young artist but I discovered this Uruguay painter which has inspired a whole generation. Perhaps his best painting are at the musee de artes visuals. This museum allows you to learn about his life and the different epochs in his painting. Also great gift shop ...not to be missed

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Torres Garcia is a great painter, possibly the best ever in South America. So we were nonplussed by this museum: very few canvas, a medioocre exhibit, housed in a place that stenches of mold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was one of my favorite exhibits while in Montevideo, I'm a big fan of Torres' work so that heavily influences my opinion. While the exhibit is only in Spanish that didn't impact my ability to enjoy spending time viewing his works from various stages of his life.

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum off Plaza Independencia is an interesting one dedicated to the artist for whom it is named. It is interesting as much for the contemplation of the artist's words as it is for the art itself. The nominal entry fee is paid on the first level and the displays begin in earnest on the next level. No photographs are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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51 helpful votes 51 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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