Art Museums in Buenos Aires

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Art Museums in Buenos Aires

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  • Andreia M
    1 contribution
    It's an amazing museum with diferent styles and works of art. There are Picasso's paintings and also Monet and Manet and Van Gogh.
    It's worth a visit! Free entrance
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • JohnFromBrazil
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,770 contributions
    Interesting assortment of items, from sculpture to iconic paintings. It's not a large museum so you should definitely plan other places after this. I walked to Evita's museum after Malba and had a great afternoon!
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • WImom
    Fond du Lac, WI2,339 contributions
    This museum is free of charge and open from 12:30-19:00. Closed on Mondays. There is an English tour at 1:30 PM which we briefly took part in. This is a residence of a wealthy family, the Alvears, in Argentina. There are many beautiful antiques and paintings in a multi-story museum. Spent about an hour here.
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • SugarBearBQ
    Arlington, VA96 contributions
    On our recently visit to BA the weather was warmer than we expected, I wasn't feeling well and walking around the antique market in San Telmo did not help with my stomach as it had a unique (not in a good way) smell. We took refuge in the museum. There were not as many exhibits as I anticipated given the size of the building. That said the exhibits were unique, interesting and enjoyable. I don't know much about art but really enjoyed seeing the different sculptures, paintings, pictures and other art in the museum. And the cherry on top? The cost was under $1 each. The museum does not allow bags or food / water inside however they do have free lockers just by the front desk for you to stow your items while touring the exhibits. We spent ~2 hours in the museum. If you are someone who reads each of the plaques or explanations of the pieces you may plan for more than that.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • sandy c
    Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
    I usually have my doubts when it comes to these tycoon's art collections. But I was pleasantly surprised at the scope and quality here. Many European 'names', plus a fair share of modern Argentine art, from paintings to sculpture to works that defy categorization, mostly laid out chronologically. My visit 11/19 featured the well executed and provocative works of Alicia Carletti.
    Both the building and collection are substantial in size, so don't expect to just breeze through. Whoever put this place together really has a profound appreciation for art both fine and exciting.
    Written March 21, 2020
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  • kesit0
    Buenos Aires, Argentina556 contributions
    Very impressive the Spanisch / religious art that Laretta had in his house! Very cheap entrance of 50 pesos per adult for an interesting walk through of 1 hour.
    Written November 27, 2021
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  • MARIO ENRIQUE ALBARRACIN
    Buenos Aires, Argentina91 contributions
    So important but in a dangerous place! Very nice! I love the BENITO CHINCHELLA MARTIN art but, specially LA BOCA is not a safe place to go. So manny thiefs and robberys happenned there... If You go please don´t take with You so much money, wallets, mobile, cameras and PASSPORT!!!
    Written March 28, 2020
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  • brodyboy
    San Francisco, CA309 contributions
    Interesting , if small, collection from an artist way ahead of his time. Shoot for the free guided tour [Spanish only] to get a better understanding of what he was all about. Interesting building as well.
    Written July 11, 2019
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  • The_Traveling_Expat
    Chicago, IL339 contributions
    Buenos Aires has more famous and well-frequented museums, but this one stood out to me as a hidden gem that is not particularly off the beaten path. However, it is easy to miss if you're not looking for it. The museum has a nice collection of colonial art that a visitor could easily spend a couple hours looking at. Even though it is a small museum and not as famous as the other attractions in the city, it was one of my favorite places when I visited BA.
    Written April 5, 2017
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  • Scielbi
    Santa Fe, NM1,194 contributions
    A delightful small museum. Spent about 1 1/2 hours viewing the art. Definitely wroth seeing. Small but nice & very inexpensive to enter.
    Written March 4, 2020
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  • sandy c
    Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
    Well this review can only be for the exhibition I saw Oct 2019. I'm guessing they change the entire presentation from show to show? Anyhow, during my visit it was all geometric and op art. Not bad at all, in fact some pieces were quite remarkable. Just a bit repetitive, in my own subjective opinion. Others might think it's great- who knows!? Anyhow, next time I'm in BA I'll definitely give MACBA another visit. BY NorteAmericano standards, it's fairly cheap, and Wednesdays are free altogether.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • Violeta L
    22 contributions
    It was the perfect combination to feel we had 10 years old again as the faena arts center is colorfull and enjoyable for all ages
    Written September 20, 2016
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  • medi470
    Buenos Aires, Argentina213 contributions
    The “Casa Nacional Del Bicentinario” is a new cultural space dedicated to reflect on the political, social and cultural transformations that took place in Argentina in the past 200 years as one way to contemplate the country’s future. Located in Recoleta on Riobamba Street in a 1913 magnificent building that was renovated for the centre, it was opened in March 2010 to commemorate the Argentinean bicentennial of the May revolution of 1810.
    In addition to producing and exhibiting temporary expositions about important themes of life in Argentina over the past 200 years, there is space dedicated to public debates and interviews, documentaries and music, education programs for schools and the public and finally space for courses and workshops.
    In this review I will focus on the main exhibition, “El Gran Juego De Leopoldo Marechal”, which is about the, not very well known but never the less one of the most important Argentinean writers. Leopoldo Marechal was born in Buenos Aires in 1900 and died in 1970. He was a poet, novelist and essay writer. His book “Adam Buenosayres” is considered one of the most important novels of the Argentinean literature. He also excelled as a poet and in 1941 won the most prestigious poetry prize offered by Argentina. In 1951 he also won the first prize for a theatre production. Unlike other famous Argentinean writers and poets, Marechal was not well known. This was primarily because of his political ideas, support of the Peronism movement and his criticism of human rights violations in Argentina. His writings were banned during the military dictatorship of Aramburu and he was persecuted and had to briefly exile himself in Santiago de Chile. The Argentinean ministry of culture is setting the record straight by acknowledging Marechal in this exposition, which retraces his life and work and by commemorating him as a writer who knew how to use literature to emancipate his fellow countrymen.
    The exposition is composed of photographs and documents from the national archives and the Marechal foundation run by his daughters as well as first editions of his books and other related documents and information, including his own typewriter!
    As you enter the first floor hall where Marechal exposition is displayed, you will see a series of posters about his life; childhood and his summer trips to Maipu, early adulthood and work, his life through the 1920’s, his time in Europe during the late 1920’s and early 1930, his family and the early death of his wife, his political involvements, his isolation during the decade of 1955 to 1965 and lastly his final years and his death in 1970. There are also two sections on the man as a theatre writer with some of his plays on large screens and on his poetry with some quotes from his poetry books.
    Obviously this is a serious exhibition that invites you to think about the writer and contemplate his time and the political scene during his life. This is of course in line with the objectives of the “Casa Nacional Del Bicentinario”.
    I enjoyed the presentation very much and ended up buying Marechal’s book “Adam Buenosayres”. In addition to this main exhibition, there is a couple of small ones about Bolivia and another about Myths and symbols in Indian art.
    I hope you will be able to visit this exhibition and I think you will like it too.
    It took over an hour to go through the Marechal’s exposition and about half an hour for the other two.
    Written January 15, 2016
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  • Caro C
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    Its a pleasure to visit a place like this!
    Great selection and variety of latin american Art!
    been there on august 2019.
    Written September 27, 2019
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