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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)

Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina (Palermo)
54-11-4808-6500
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Although MALBA is a smaller museum, the paintings are high quality. It is worth the small entrance fee to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera paintings.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the interactive light show. You don't need more than two hours if you are not an avid art enthusiast.

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The museum is an art museum that has a good collection of modern art, mainly paintings. Very good for those that like paintings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very cool (though small) museum. I thought the light exhibit they currently have by Julio Le Parc was fascinating and worth the price of admission! Was only $5pp. Good if it's a day with bad weather like we had. For whatever reason, when we showed them our Samsung phone it was 2 for 1 admission!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Julien Le Parc installations were interesting but permanent collection was very poor. Nice building with couple art pieces noticeable...

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great capsule summary of regional art, established and developing. Great museum store and excellent book store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Has European paintings from various periods by famous artists plus rooms exhibiting Argentinian paintings and indigenous art.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The current installations by Julien Le Parc are incredible but even the regular collection and the chance to eat in the bustling but elegant restaurant made it worth a little wander through the lovely area near the botanical gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I already had been in Malba Museum a few years ago, and I had the opportunity to come back there last week, and it´s been a pleasure to see new and modern paintings, sculptures and instalations while you walk inside this beautiful museum. Worth a while for those who love art!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Being from New York… this was kind of a joke. Only 2 floors and one floor was dedicated to an artist who does light displays (weird part)…. not very impressive.

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