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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

Address: Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina (Palermo)
Phone Number: 54-11-4808-6500
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Ranked #5 of 438 things to do in Buenos Aires
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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chicago,il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we recently spent a morning here and fell in love with Antonio Berni's work. The permanent collection was interesting but the special exhibit blew us away. Sadly it is finished but if you can get the chance to see any of his work do so!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Before we went around the MALBA we had lunch in their very good restaurant -portions are large, which rather followed the size of the Berni paintings/ constructions. The Ramona series which details the lives of the hard done working class & girls of Argentina was mind blowing, colourful, funny & sad. But what a creative imagination for an artist I... More 

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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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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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