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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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Neighborhood: Palermo
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Address: Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina
Phone Number: 54-11-4808-6500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors...
This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists.
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It's All About the Temporary Exhibits

Like many museums in South America, the MALBA relies mostly on temporary exhibits to fill the museum. The recent exhibit of Antonio Berni's collages of garbage to depict the daily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Like many museums in South America, the MALBA relies mostly on temporary exhibits to fill the museum. The recent exhibit of Antonio Berni's collages of garbage to depict the daily lives of lower class Argentines was amazing and I would recommend it to anybody passing through Buenos Aires. However, the permanent collection is quite small, featuring a self-portrait by Frida... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous retrospective exhibition of one of the great Argentine painters sadly only open till Saturday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

For those who love art, especially famous artists, the MALBA packs a punch. I relatively new and open complex that was built for the purpose of displaying Latin American art all in one place that had been scattered about. With the originals by Frida, Solar, and Berni...to name a few.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

show when we were there was technically interesting but repetitious. Their older Latin works are excellent

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic exhibition Antonio Berni! The museum's architecture is beautiful. Nice restaurant to stop as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A group of us visited MALBA back in January and were very impressed! The museum is spacious and airy, and the small shop is full of lovely things. The permanent collection contained some interesting work and a few key pieces (Khalo, Rivera) but the highlight was the uge Antonio Berni exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You could spend hours in this museum... depending on the collection. Antonio Berni is a particularly stunning artist– his style is unlike anything else, not only with his Ramona series, but also with the monsters he creates. Wonderful! The permanent collection seems to be fairly small, but well curated. There's a GORGEOUS piece by Remedios Varo on the second floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit when they were showing the Antonio Berni collection - a really interesting Argentine artist. There is a small entrance fee but it is worth it. Alos a nice, resonably priced cafe with good food attached to the MALBA. Definitely worth a visit. Set in an interesting area with lots of embassies nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum in a very modern building. All Latin American artists & mostly from last 100 yrs. Because it is a new bldg, it is very accessible. Nice museum store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The Art we saw here astounded us. For a quick hour look through we ended up spending triple the time. The main exhibition was inspiring with the use of recycling to form his collages. The building was a drawcard. Being on the local transport route system turned out to be a challenge when we came to return. A valued experience... More 

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