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

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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bit boring if you are not an art historian

the museum concentrates around the work of the artist who might be a big name in Uruguay but not really well known outside. For art historians it might be interesting to look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum but runs a little small. There are not a lot of Information about the artist of its time, influences, etc.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

And I was very excited to learn about a famous Uruguayan artist I had never heard of. He has lots of thoughtful toys, portraits and this wonderful exhibit of NYC that makes you feel transported back into the era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

the museum concentrates around the work of the artist who might be a big name in Uruguay but not really well known outside. For art historians it might be interesting to look at the work and compare it to the developments outside of Uruguay though.

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Thank Alex M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a museum of art and gallery.You come here if you are interested in art. You will enjoy if you are interested need about an hour.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This museum is dedicated to the father of constructive universalism Joaquín Torres García. When in Montevideo and you love paintings go and admire a unique artist,his artwork and the painters he formed in his workshop.

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France
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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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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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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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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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