Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

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Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ1,847 contributions
Solo
Surprisingly good museum with a plethora of art, it primarily features Central American artists. All are nicely placed in galleries facing each other across the street.

My favorite was a collection of 12 well preserved indigenous pottery items. I also found Rembrant, Picasso, Warhol, and Basquiat paintings. This is a museum that needs multiple visits, so there may be more internationally known artists as well.
Written April 8, 2022
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Robert W
Waltham, MA152 contributions
An amazing expanse of Latin American artwork, plus others, spread over 5 houses, each with its own courtyard. Peaceful. A respite from the city. An absolute MUST if you go to Leon. Allow time to get entranced by one or more pieces of surprising art.
These are wonderful collections!!!
Written December 30, 2021
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Starnurse2
Crowthorne, UK670 contributions
We entered the gallery and were told that there was one room that side of the road but 5 on the other side. What they didn't say was that each room has several side rooms. The collection is enormous and sadly had to gallop around all too quickly. You need 2-3 hours to have a proper look at everything. Mostly Latin American artists, but a few others too. (Picasso, Chargall, Warhol) The religious art does not do anything for me, but the whole place is set out so well, so quiet and peaceful with a small garden in the middle. The attendants were careful to switch the lights on and off as you entered and left each room - both for economy and conservation of the works. The buildings must have been wonderful houses at some point.
Written March 15, 2020
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Turkey6,114 contributions
Friends
Located in two large mansions, this museum has a very rich collection of Latin American art.
A special room is dedicated to the famous Cuban painter Wifredo Lam.
Besides beautiful paintings and statues from many different Latin American countries, they also have some paintings of famous European artists like Chagall, Picasso, Utrillo.

Both the venue and the works of art are worth seeing. Definitely the number 1 thing to see in Leon.
Written February 21, 2020
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kpgreynomads
King's Lynn, UK171 contributions
A plethora of art from around the world, and also Central America. It was divided into rooms and corridors following the original structure of the house. I enjoyed all the Central American pieces , that is what i went to see. This Gallery cannot be missed, and its only $3 entry.
Written April 3, 2020
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James L
Columbia, MD45 contributions
Couples
I was surprised and pleased to find a museum of such high quality in Leon. It compares with museums of its size anywhere in the world. The collection of 20th and 21st century Latin American art is a real revelation! Well worth a visit. You can hire a guide for a modest fee. They are students of tourism at the university.

BUT--on our last visit (July 2013), the museum was being renovated and only a very small part of the collection was on display. So, if you are already in town, it's still worth a visit; but if you are making a special trip to see the museum, check first.
Written September 2, 2013
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy16,196 contributions
Couples
we enjoyed a lot this visit even if the private guide we took was quite sleepy...
the entrance fee is 20 cordoba (1 USD), if u wanna a private guide u pay 30 cordoba each more.
they have a great exposure of portraits from 1400 on.
i had never seen such old works so close and without protection. i wondered why they were so open to people and the guide simply answered that leon is a safe city and they dont worry about it... whatever.
there is some work of picasso, rembrandt, botero and many central american artists...
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Written January 19, 2013
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Orisha525
Munich, Germany28 contributions
Solo
I appreciated hearing the version of a former and present Sandinist that tried to tell the story from a conventional point of view.

Coming from the country of Karl Marx my view is that this told story seems to be rather incomplete and not very deeply rooted in socio-economic analysis.
Most of the claims of the Sandinists seem to me too populistic and sometimes even xenophob.

To fight a revoution is one thing to rule and modernize a backward country is another thing.

In order to avoid the next wave of revolutions and armed conflicts you must take a look into the future and not backwards and learn from the errors of the past in the Eastern Bloc, Cuba and other failed states.

There is a long way to go for the Sandinistas to understand this. The museum must incorporate the challenges of today in order not to describe only the historically necessary overthrow of a dictatorship.

One last word: it never is bad to show the two sides of a coin...

One more last word: socio-economic analysis must be based on hard facts not on myths: Please give us the socio-economic indicatos before and after the revolution.

Written January 12, 2018
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Ben N
Fort Myers, FL120 contributions
Couples
I enjoyed most of the works in the collection which is heavy on the modern, 20th century. What is nice is the Central American representation there. But surprisingly lithos from Warhol, some Picassos too. No brochure to help guide you though. No gift shop. No photos allowed. I will have to rely on my already aging memory, sigh. Google had posted the wrong times. Saturday it opens at 11:30 am. There is a building across the street that is under renovation and closed. Google showed that side of the street being the entrance. The entrance is on the east side of the street. So, check the times before you hoof it over there. It’s only a couples blocks due west of the cathedral.
Written November 20, 2017
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Gshanley
Ocean City, NJ94 contributions
Couples
Enormous collection of the finest art of Central & South America. Truly blew my mind. I recommend getting a guide for the full flavor. The setting is a private home that is also unique. Besides paintIngs there are sculptures and ceramics. Highly recommend it.
Written February 9, 2017
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