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Fundacion Proa

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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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Contemporary Art Paradise

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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City of Venice, Italy
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
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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Bellevue, Washington
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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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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One of the best cultural places in Buenos Aires, always bringing great artists around the world to expose. Also has a great coffee house at the balcony. Recommend!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you go to la boca, there's not only colourful painted houses, tango dancers wanting to take photos with you or gift stores in every second building... There is Fundacion Proa which is an oasis next to this busy touristy streets. A modern building with great artists and exhibitions and a huge art book store. Entry: 25 Peso.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Built in the "BOCA" neighborhood with the aim to uplift its value from popular to intellectual, this is an excellent modern art museum with a first-class artistic activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were there in December 2014 to check out Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibit on Argentina, which was fantastic. Besides, fundación Proa, with its quite, air-conditioned rooms and nice café was certainly an oasis in this picturesque but sometimes overwhelming and shabby neighborhood (La Boca), especially in a hot summer day.

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