Casa Museo Solon

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Casa Museo Solon
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Currently on display "Free Thinkers: Transformative Lines". A selection of drawings, paintings, altarpieces, engravings and fabrics by Walter Solón Romero Gonzales (1923-1999) based on continuous lines that appeal to the free interpretation of the viewer. The exhibition covers five spaces in the Museum: Between Lines (1968), Lighting Ideas (1969), After the Lost Warp (1976), Unfinished Altarpieces (1999) and Engravings Selection (1968 - 1985). On the third floor is the artist's studio with two unfinished murals: one about the history of the coca leaf and another about his life.
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Evan B
Manchester22 contributions
Great little museum
Nov 2018 • Solo
Entry by donation only to the Solon foundation run museum. Exhibits are rotating, covering different periods of Solon’s work. Well worth a visit.
Written November 30, 2018
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giulio7685
Perth, Australia20 contributions
Great!!!
Apr 2018
So I'm afraid on this occasion I'm going to be biased.

I read Don Quixote when I was a kid and loved it. I'm passionate and ready to fight for human rights.

If you, like me, feel that this world still needs a change you should visit the museum. Inspiring.

Enjoy it.
Written April 25, 2018
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Thanks for your comment that captures the spirit of Solon.
Written May 11, 2018
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Omar C
21 contributions
Museums
Jan 2018 • Couples
In our opinion this museum has a lot of pictures made to pencil, that they looks very real 😃, we had the oportunity (that) knew solon's life (that) his life was very interest 👌, we hope to come back again... by: (Omar) and (Mishell) 👫❤
Written January 15, 2018
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cgasteluv
Malakoff, France5 contributions
Bolivia's struggles with XX century dictatorship, social injustice and Walter Solon's life as seen through his art
May 2017 • Family
This museum is housed in a culturally rich neighborhood in La Paz, it is a great place to visit and a fantastic way to get immerse in a striking and somber part of Bolivian history.

I'd say the art presented in the museum is amazing because it really makes you feel the fear and distress that characterized dictatorship in those days. It is also interesting to see a character such as "Don Quixote" (who is present in the majority of the exhibit) in so many different contexts.

The exhibition has explanations of the different pieces in both Spanish and English and counts with really charming souvenirs.
Written May 22, 2017
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Thank you very much for your comment. Our exhibit "Don Quixote in the Andes" was just inaugurated and your opinion encourages others to come.
Written May 23, 2017
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Ulla V
88 contributions
Fantastic museum to help understand Bolivia 's recent social history
May 2017 • Couples
We walked past this little museum on our way to the Sopocachi teleferico station and decided to visit. We were the only visitors there and found this little museum a great place to help understand the social history of this country and the difficulties ftom 1950 - 1999. Unfortunately there are no English translation available and I think that this could help increase the number of visitors.
Written May 8, 2017
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nickbux2n
Davis, CA1 contribution
Great place to understand social movement history of Bolivia
Mar 2016 • Solo
This is a perfect place to appreciate one of Bolivia's great muralists and also learn about some of the great social movement struggles that have shaped this Andean country. If you want to go beyond the usual tourist circuit and go a bit deeper in learning about Bolivia's history, this is a great place to start
Written February 2, 2017
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eaker_face
Sydney, Australia93 contributions
Hidden gem
Dec 2016 • Couples
Stumbled upon this gallery on our way to the teleferico station. It was the house of well-known Bolivian painter Walter Solon Romero, now turned into a gallery and small shop. The works are fascinating, depicting a number of the artist's different phases. Upstairs is also the old studio where you can imagine Solon working away at his craft. Entry is free and it's well worth a visit.
Written December 23, 2016
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Thank you very much for your comment that encourages others to visit Casa Museo Solon .
Written December 28, 2016
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mlouise88
La Paz, Bolivia2 contributions
Art and Revolution
Oct 2016 • Solo
Although arriving in La Paz immediately takes your breath away, not only by the altitude but with the grandeur of the Illimani and mountains surrounding you and the slightly nerve-wracking uphill, downhill roads criss-crossing the city. A trip to this city, or this country for this matter, is incomplete without a visit to the Casa Museo Solon. The history and very character of this country is so deeply intertwined with its revolutions and heroism that to appreciate and understand its people, is to delve into that bravery. Casa Museo Solon walks you through that revolutionary history with the ethereal artworks of the great Bolivian muralist and painter Walter Solon Romero (1923-1999). The sheer diversity of artworks leaves you in awe of the talent and skills of the muralist. But it is the the feelings his artworks invoke in you as he tells the stories of the revolutions and struggles, the indescribable grief and pain of the perpetually sad Don Quixote, the memory of still unserved justice to the desaparecidos staring at you from the eyes of the unmoving stones and the strength and resolve to continue on the difficult path to freedom, that truly give you a glimpse into the rugged beauty of Bolivia and its people.
Written October 18, 2016
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Written December 28, 2016
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Megan M
2 contributions
Awesome museum
Nov 2015 • Friends
A hidden gem for those interested in art, social protest, and the fascinating history of Bolivia. Walter Solon's murals portray the beauty and the brutality of Bolivia's modern trajectory and people's struggles throughout colonization, industrialization and dictatorship. His work is original and engrossing. The museum is a nice space in a cool part of La Paz (check out the nearby viewpoint at the Monticulo, which has sculptures by Solon). Definitely recommended for people of all ages and with all different interests (history, art, politics, environment, indigenous issues, etc.) You always hear about the Mexican muralists, but Bolivia had a great one, too. This is a super cool place to visit!
Written October 11, 2016
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Thanks Megan for your comment and for mentioning the art work of Solón that is beside the "Monticulo" very close to Solon House Museum. There we have the square of José Carlos Trujillo Oroza who was enforced disappeared during the military dictador ship of 1972. The mural that is there was made based on drawings of Solon and the sculpture of "The Stone" represents the collective memory of the people that can never be forget.
Written October 13, 2016
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Gumucio
La Paz, Bolivia1,045 contributions
Life and works of Solón Romero
Jul 2013 • Couples
Fundacióin Solón was created by great Bolivian muralist painter Walter Solón Romero (1923-1999) seven years before his death, in the house and atelier where he lived and worked. The Foundation houses a gallery with dozens of his works on paper and canvas, publishes books and journals and organizes exhibits, conferences and weekly music events. This is not only a place to honor the artistic qualities of its founder, one of the most important Bolivian artists, but also his social and political involvement. Through research and communication activities, Fundación Solón covers key social areas: gender issues, human rights, social justice, right to water, culture & social engagement, climate change, discrimination, social movements, among other.
Written August 7, 2013
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Thanks for your comment. In the Solon House Museum we have now an exhibition of the History of Bolivia through his art work.
Written October 11, 2016
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