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Museo Xul Solar

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Address: Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Description: Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

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The Museo Xul Solar houses Xul Solar's surrealist work in his former home. The museum has tons of his paintings. The only drawback to the museum is that they don't offer much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I stopped by the Xul Solar Museum on a recent visit to Buenos Aires and was quite impressed by the artist’s work, as well as the unique design of the building housing the museum. However, I would have appreciated more information about Xul Solar since I am not very familiar with his work. The museum simply displays the artwork rather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Museo Xul Solar houses Xul Solar's surrealist work in his former home. The museum has tons of his paintings. The only drawback to the museum is that they don't offer much guidance (e.g., map, or path to get around), but the space isn't hard to navigate. Also, if you have children, please know that you'll be asked to hold... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

His paintings are colourful and modern. They are full of Masonic symbols - I am a Freemason - and I like that. The place is quiet, his books and posters are on sale there. If you like his paintings, wonderful. If you don't, a pñlace to avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this neat museum featuring the work of Xul Solar. My one caveat would be that if you don't care for his work you may not find visiting the museum quite as enjoyable of course, but if you do like him or are just interested in a different artist then definitely go! I do wish there had been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Whenever we are in Buenos Aires........and it has been 2 years since..........we HAVE to stop here. Even the gal who takes our pesos remembers us. The descriptions before me are in perfect sync and accurate. SO give yourself a treat and seek out something different and delightful. Tuesday through Friday the museo is open from noon to 8 PM. Saturdays:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This little museum in the Palermo area is devoted to the life, work, and memory of an artist whose real name was NOT Xul Solar (translated, it represents Light of the Sun, as the 1st name is Lux backwards). That gives you an idea of his personality and his art: mysterious and pretentious in a delightful way, his life and... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum is in what was Xul Solar's house - it was internally remodeled according to plans made by the artist a long time ago. A profusion of corners, amazing watercolors, text documents, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

The art isn't to my own personal taste but the building is interesting and looks rather like an Escher painting! As of Dec 2013 it costs 20 pesos per person.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went to the Museo Xul Solar just late last year and it was a nice small museum with really nice art. I have heard of him, but I was not familiar with his art. I am now :-) Its a pretty small museum, so you can get through it pretty quickly. A lot of the art that was there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you like Xul Solar's light-hearted, semi-mystical watercolors, you're in luck, because this is a whole museum of them. Worth spending a little time checking first, though, because if his art doesn't speak to you, you may not find much else here to grab onto. They do have temporary exhibits, some of them very good, but really, Xul is the... More 

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