National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

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National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte

National Museum of Art - Museo Nacional de Arte
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Inside this 1775 colonial-style building is an outstanding collection of famous Bolivian colonial artwork as well as some modern art.
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Robert Blackie
Mexico City, Mexico342 contributions
Solo
If religious artwork is your thing, then this museum will be your heaven. Otherwise, it's not worth the 20Bs. You follow a designated route through the museum to view all of the open galleries. Unfortunately, none of the other temporary galleries were open when I was there, and I was in and out in less than an hour. For those interested, descriptions are only in Spanish. Maybe if there is a temporary exhibition that piques your interest (or you're an aforementioned devotee of religious iconography), it may be worth the price of admission. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend visiting.
Written August 19, 2021
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cdb15427
White Rock, Canada674 contributions
The collections rotate. I visited in September 2019 and the works of Ines Cordova and Gil Imana were on exhibit. They work in various media and their works tell as story. One of the stories in their love story as they are a married and well known Artists. Some of the explanations of the work are in English, some are self explanatory. By the quality of this exhibit I imagine other collections are also well presented.
Written October 15, 2019
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The_Juan_Adventures
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
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The museum is small but delightful. Most of the art is a mix of Bolivia’s history, coca culture and their recent indigenous revolution. Just outside the museum there are plenty of vendors that sell food, souvenirs and a variety of merchandise (electronics, clothes, etc). There is a small entrance fee but there are days when it is free, usually weekends.
Written August 11, 2013
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liesenluc
Brugge, Belgium511 contributions
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You can buy a ticket to visit 3 museas in La Paz: San Fransico monastery, Museo de Etnografia y Folklore and Museo Nacional de Arte. Do not buy such a ticket, because the Museo Nacional de Arte is closed for the moment, due to big renovationworks!!
Written November 19, 2013
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,748 contributions
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For only BS20, this is a great pace to visit and experience historical and modern Bolivian art, as well as see a very impressive building. The galleries are well laid out, but the more modern exhibits are a bit baffling. The central courtyard is very impressive and is the only part of the building where photography is permitted. As of August 2017, much of the museum is closed for renovation, but it's still worth time seeing. It's closed on Sunday afternoons and all day Monday.
Written August 13, 2017
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Robert C
Bend, OR36 contributions
Couples
Patience finally paid off as the National Museum of Art opened its doors after a lengthy renovation. This is a good museum, which you will enjoy more if you take a tour. I went because I was determined to see the sculpture of 20c Bolivian artist Marina Nuñez del Prado. That alone was worth the visit. This is just off Plaza Murillo, so easy to combine with a central gathering place in La Paz.
Written October 2, 2016
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SueMoon333
Toulouse10 contributions
Couples
We never got inside the museum because they insist on seeing some sort of photo identity. They asked for a passport or driving licence.
Written February 27, 2016
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MoCattyG
Missouri15 contributions
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This was a hidden gem. Close to Plaza Murillo, the courtyard is awesome. Photograghs and sculptures were my favorites. Nice little shop too.
Written June 17, 2012
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Sam Feldman
Somerville, MA39 contributions
Couples
The museum was small, but for the low price of entry it was worth paying just to see the courtyard - a great example of colonial architecture. There were several floors of religious art, as well as some more modern pieces by Bolivian artists.
Written February 11, 2012
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
It may not be the biggest art museum in the world, but you are in La Paz, not Paris. What an overlooked treat this place is. I may have been the only guest in the place, which is really a shame. The building itself is full of character- but be careful on the top floor- instead of railings on the balconies, you'll find small animal sculptures! During my visit themain focus was on Inés Córdova and Gil Imaná- two contemporary artists working in many different media. If the quality of that show was typcal, this museum should be a treat whenever you go. I also liked how the artworks were arranged- instead of just nailing stuff to a wall, artworks were suspended from the ceiling, by themselves or on platforms. Whoever put this exhibition together is a very talented and imaginative curator.
Take the time to look around this old building, as some areas might be semi-hidden. There may be a hall off to one side of the foyer which was in between displays during my visit. There is a small but interesting gift shop as well.
I'd recommende this museum for anyone with the slightest interest in art. There is a very small admission fee.
Written March 22, 2020
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