Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuña

Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuña

Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuña
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WorldTvlerParker_CO
Parker, CO849 contributions
Feb 2020
Check the open hours, but do visit...right on the main square with lots of artwork and easy to read (in Spanish) plaques. Worth a look see, especially if you want to test your Spanish.
Written February 9, 2020
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AVSZ2013
Bogota, Colombia53 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
It is a small museum but very interesting to better understand the life and art of Acuña. Includes films, sculptures, paintings, carpets, his collections.
Written July 14, 2019
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gmiles316
Sacramento, CA1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Friends
With the wonderful assistance of our marvelous guide Ana, we were presented a fantastic gift in this small but beautiful museum with truly impressive works by Acuna. Not sure how it would have been without Ana. Nice for sure. But with her it was a constant stream of fascinating material. Helps to have knowledge of the Spanish conquest and indigenous culture. Never a real fan of the near Marxist reframing of the history of the cultural encounter but always interested in learning more of both colonial and indigenous history. That a descendent of a Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico) would end up attempting to preserve and recover indigenous pre-columbian Colombian culture says quite a bit itself about our complicated sense of identity in the Americas.
Written July 25, 2015
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TravelerTrecker
Houston732 contributions
Apr 2020
I was disappointed by this site. There is a fee to visit this house. It is not expensive however, when compared with the rest of places you can see around, it is expensive as the others are more interesting and do not charge.

The house is falling apart. It is not very well-kept. Curation is very poor. There is no information on what you see. Art is not appealing. Colombia has very impressive artists. Whatever is exhibited here, it is not impressive. They could do a much better job.
Written March 7, 2021
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bouchardjm
Puerto Cortes307 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Because this is his house, and has examples of all his artistic styles, as well as his hobbies and avocations. I had never even HEARD of him, but the museum is right on the main plaza, inexpensive to visit, and open on Sunday morning, so why not go? SURPRISE! Acuna was a sort of 20th century Colombian Renaissance man, co-founder of an artistic school that took its motifs from the indigenous Indian artistic style - which I found fascinating, since his ancestors 300 years before had been the Spanish rulers responsible for subjugating the territory - a sort of making amends to the locals, it seemed to me. Look at all the styles of art in my photos, you really can't describe it verbally! He was also responsible for preserving many of the other historic buildings in Villa de Leyva. If you're an art- lover or history buff, you won't want to miss this museum.
Written June 19, 2015
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Charles131965
Bogota, Colombia54 contributions
Mar 2013 • Solo
It' s an interesting place to see Mr. Acuna work, such as some unknown sculptures and painyings, as the old Indian groups living in Colombia mithology gods...Not usual to find this elsewhere.
Written May 29, 2013
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jla2018
Baltimore, MD21 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Small but nice collection worth the time. The house is lovely and the pieces are eclectic and fun. We were glad we went.
Written April 5, 2016
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chitownsam
Chicago, IL2,114 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This museum is the house where Colombian painter Luis Alberto Acuna lived the last 15 years of his life. It is right on the Plaza Major. While it doesn't note it on the plaque on the door, the museum is closed from 1230 - 200. The house is filled with a wonderful collection of his varied paintings and sculptures. I particularly liked the huge murals on the inner courtyard. There is a guide but, unfortunately, the only languages they had when we were there were Spanish and French. Costs 6000 to enter.
Written January 19, 2016
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Jon Matson
Borrego Springs, CA1,223 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
This is a really overlooked museum with many interesting items especially colonial art. I did not know about this artist before and I was impressed. They have guided tours as well. Very nicely displayed.
Written July 26, 2015
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Julianautaestelar
Pereira, Colombia12 contributions
This museum hosts piece of art that many museums in and out Colombia would love to have. Walking through its rooms is having a walk through a memorable part of the History of Colombian art.
Written May 18, 2015
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