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Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We thought that it was going to be another half-done tourist-trap. But we were very much surprised at the quality of the artist that were on display.
I wish the foundation had a published book of the collection. Some of the pieces were amazing.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is an excellent collection of contemporary Central American Art. It is arranged in several old mansions with coutyards. The painting are well lighted and not crowded together. The paintings from past centuries are not special but the contemporary art makes this a worthwhile visit

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Displayed in several adjacent mansions the collection of modern art was far beyond what we expected for a small city. The venue itself definitely added to experience (though it is a bit surprising to see art displayed without tight climate control). Features many Central American artists, both more traditional paintings as well as interesting installation pieces.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I thought this was a very tasteful museum that displayed a wide range of art, but mostly modern art, in a tasteful setting of gallery rooms on the edge of pleasant gardens. Much of the art was terrific. Seeing the entire museum offered me a real sense of the tragedy and beauty so interlinked in the heritage of Central America

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you like art, especially modern and contemporary, don't miss this impressive museum in León. Spread over three colonial mansions, it has a really strong and fascinating collection of Latin American art from the '60s to the current day, including video and conceptual installations from a recent biennial. So interesting to see the works of modern artists from a region we don't really learn much about in the North American art world commenting on their culture and global culture. I especially liked the mural-size mashup of Guernica and Las Meninas!

There's also a smaller but interesting collection of art from the medieval to 19th centuries, including Spanish, Dutch and Italian works. The religious paintings from the Cusqueño and Quiteño schools were especially impressive. And some pretty great modern ceramics.

The buildings are peaceful and beautiful, with lots of places to sit and get out of the noise and heat of central León. Definitely worth a couple hours.

Thank nutellanut
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