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Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

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Address: Avenida Pte Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires C1425CLA, Argentina
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+54 11 4808-6500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors...

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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Contemporary art museum

The architecture of the building is beautiful, and it houses a huge collection of contemporary Latin American art. There is the permanent exhibition, and there is also a changing... read more

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Napa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The architecture of the building is beautiful, and it houses a huge collection of contemporary Latin American art. There is the permanent exhibition, and there is also a changing exhibition on the floor above that. We enjoyed looking at the permanent exhibition, However the changing exhibition was a little too contemporary for our tastes. We were glad that we went... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a paid museum, there wasn't much to see. The permanent collection was the only one on view, and while it is excellently curated and has a wide array of Argentinian and Latin American artists, wasn't that exciting or extensive. Cafe is nice but on the expensive side (though they treated us very well and didn't charge us for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to too many modern art exhibits before this one, and it was great. It pushed my ideas of art, and caused me to try new perspectives for a variety of experiences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went, there was an exhibit on Latin American art over the decades and various countries. It was very well curated and exhibited. Really worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok for Modern Art exhibit so maybe worth a quick look but it is a small museum without all that much to offer. Cafe/restaurant is much too expensive. Go visit the Bella Artes instead.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disppointment. For 100 pesos you get access to the 2nd floor galeries and nothing else. No map is provided and there is very little background info about the artists whose work you are viewing or even the context of the works on display. For example, is there were three photographs of 100s of workers in a large pit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely outdoor lunch at the MALBA & were really excited to see this museum. The art was so-so & the lighting very poor. There was a shadow on paintings the way the lighting was placed that I found terribly distracting. The neighborhood is lovely & Japanese Gardens nearby is a beautiful place to stroll & rest on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have noted, there's currently not much to see at this museum. Given how cheap/free museums are in Buenos Aires, to charge 100 pesos here for basically nothing seems wrong. There's half a floor of art work currently being displayed, most of it (at least to my mind) barely museum-worthy. I would say there are only 3 or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to BA we visit this lovely little museum which always has interesting artists' visions. There is a strong social/political bent to the selections which seems appropriate to Latin America and the world we live in. The museum doesn't open til noon and consider making your reservations for the nice little cafe for after the galleries which... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on half price wednesday for 50 pesos . Only one floor was open. Probably only about 10 pieces worth spending any time on. In and out in less than an hour. Not really worth a visit in my opinion and definitely not worthy of a paid admission unless alot more was included.

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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