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Museo Torres Garcia

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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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A very comprehensive collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Brooklyn, New York
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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603 helpful votes 603 helpful votes
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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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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62 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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