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Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. La Boca, Buenos Aires C1169AAD, Argentina
Phone Number: 114 104 1000
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Avant-Garde Art

This is the second best place in B.A. to see cutting edge art. Excellent bookstore. The neighborhood is worth checking out. B.A. has a vibrant contemporary art scene and this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the second best place in B.A. to see cutting edge art. Excellent bookstore. The neighborhood is worth checking out. B.A. has a vibrant contemporary art scene and this gallery is one of the reasons why.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

it also have a nice cafe and a terrace with a view to la boca. It is a good plan when visiting the neighborhood, and to finish the walk in the cafe with the view to the river. It has easy acces by bus.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A little out of the way but well worth the visit. The building renovation is impressive and the sighting right on the harbor is beautiful. The cafe is a wonderful stop to rest and the food is delicious. It is an indoor/outdoor space with comfy couches. I also enjoyed the Lady of Gaudalupe public art across from the museum's front... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very nice building. Exhibit of the day was interesting but limited in subject matter Service in restaurant was slow & menu limited. Just eat on the street

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City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Proa's program is one of the most innovative in the contemporary art scene worldwide. Very good kids and families activities on week-ends.

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Pouch Cove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Proa has regular international exhibitions in their space near the water in La Boca. It can be a mixed bag so check their web site. The restaurant on top is lovely. Serving a limited menu of delicious ofeelings, I have always enjoyed a visit there.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fundacion Proa is a very nice museum. A modern building with great curatorial work. It always has amazing exhibitions, some of them specially created to the installation at Proa. The restaurant is nice, good options for executive lunch with a nice view and service. The library is also very nice. Just take care to get there as the location is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I don't know what everyone else is thinking, but the museum itself is truly awful. There are literally 3 rooms, each with but a couple pieces of truly terrible modern art. Fortunately it's only 25 pesos to enter. The only saving grace is the pleasant rooftop cafe, away from the madness of the Sunday crowds of El Caminito, and with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Using gunpowder as an artistic medium? You bet! That's what was on display at the Proa Foundation when we stopped by in mid-February. Some turned out very light and some were very dark. The most interesting part was the short documentary showing how it was done. It also provided a nice segue into the videos of avant-garde fireworks on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fundacion Proa is a real gem. The architecture of the museum is very contemporary and very friendly for hanging art. The exhibition we saw, by Cai Guo-Qiang was spectacular. His technique for creating landscapes using gunpowder and employing local art students to help with the execution is amazing. The work was beautifully displayed and the video describing his process was... More 

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Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. La Boca, Buenos Aires C1169AAD, Argentina
Phone Number: 114 104 1000
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > La Boca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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La Boca
A neighborhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighborhood became the preferred settling area for immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up living together in the conventillos. Thus, these houses became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that birthed creations like tango and lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colorful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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