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“Perfect art museum”
Review of Ralli Museums

Ralli Museums
Ranked #97 of 519 things to do in Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We're not great art museum fans - they are often too formal and too overwhelming in their size and tone, but Ralli was just right. It is a non profit organization set up to show us members of the public the wide range of contemporary art generated by Latin American artists. Just loved that they say that they will not tolerate any commercial activity whatsoever - hence the lack of cafe or gift shop - hooray! The museum was tastefully laid out - not too cluttered and not too big. Each room had art on the walls and life size sculptures on the floor, and it was these that really stole the show. Many of them, including those by Salvador Dali were fantastic. Having just written that the museum is dedicated to Latin American art, while we were there there was a spectacular room full of paintings by English artist Beryl Cook and works by Henry Moore. All this was free and as an added bonus we were able to take a 10 minute walk over to the Museo de la Moda which gave us a great cultural afternoon out.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Brilliant, our kids loved this kepted them busy for hours. We just tagged alone our 11 year old asked many questions, the staff here are well informed and speak excellent English. We would go back again.

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We're not art buffs at all, but this gallery came highly recommended and we very much enjoyed seeing a selection of some of the best Latin American art. It is located in a wonderful part of Santiago, and the walk from the closest underground station is through a sculpture park (of sorts). The place is very well laid out, completely unassuming and an enjoyable way to spend an hour. You don't feel like anyone is watching your every move, totally relaxed atmosphere. You can even take pictures of the art, as the institution is not for profit so doesn't try and sell anything. It's completely free, you're not even allowed to make a donation. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Fionna88
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Ralli Museums – is a private non-profit institution whose main aim is to acquaint the public with the quality of contemporary Latin American art - another museum near Montvideo - phenomenal

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Located in a very nice neighborhood, the Ralli Museum is a good place to visit. The latin american artists' collection is fine, but nothing to be overwhelmed about.
Yes, there are some Dali and other important artists' ouvres there, but overall the collection is an average one. There is an important fact: they do allow you to photograph or record on video inside.
The architecture of the museum is fine and the staff is very nice. The museum is usually empty, allowing you to experience the tour in an almost perfect silence.
If you want to learn about latin american art, and you have a couple of hours, visit the museum. If you don't, don't worry, you haven't missed much.

2  Thank raimundohamilton
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