Museums in Buenos Aires


National Museum for Decorative Art


Malba - Museum of Modern Latin American Art

Culture in Buenos Aires is awesome so be sure to get out there and see a lot of the museums. There worth every minute you spend there.


Evita Museum:

Lafinur 2988 - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Phone: +54 11 48070306

www.evitaperon.org

The mystique of Eva Perón persists, more than 50 years after her death. The Peronist faithful still flock to her grave in La Recoleta Cemetery, and as of last year there is a new place of pilgrimage: the Evita Museum which tells the story of her life and death and features memorabilia from her careers as actress and political idol. Open 2 to 7:30 p.m. except Monday.


Museum of Modern Latin American Art:

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415

Phone: +54 11 48086598

www.malba.org.ar

The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Latin American Art, known as Malba, opened in 2001 and has the largest collection of its kind on the continent, worth seeing anytime. Until Aug. 18, it is also featuring the first one-man show in Buenos Aires since 1986 by the highly regarded Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. Closed Tuesdays, but open the rest of the week from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesdays till 9; admission $1.33.


Museum of Argentina Folk Artist and Art:

Av. del Libertador 2373

1425 Capital Federal, Argentina

Phone: +54 11 48032384

www.mujose.org.ar

The museum "Museo de Motivos Argentinos José Hernandez" houses about 8,000 objects. They are mainly crafts, both historical and contemporary, representing several places and/or native ethnic groups of Argentina.


Children Museum:

Avenida Corrientes 3247

Shopping Abasto de Buenos Aires

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1193 Argentina

Phone: +54 11 48612325

www.museoabasto.org.ar

Buenos Aires is also the home to the Museo de los Niños Abasto. A museum for children ages 3 through 12 and specializes in the learning and playing of children. It encourages hands on exhibits and as it turns out it is fun for the whole family. You’ll want to take an afternoon to do that if the kids are along.


Hispanic Art Museum:

Suipacha 1322

Phone: +54 11 43270272

One of the city's best kept secrets is the grandly named Museo Municipal de Arte Hispanoamericano, in an all-white churchlike neo-Colonial mansion at Suipacha 1322, (54-11) 4327-0272, a neighborhood of art galleries and antiques stores. The principal focus is the colonial art of the Andes, including an impressive collection of silver, but there is also a spacious, quiet courtyard that is an ideal refuge from the bustle of downtown. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m., with tango lessons offered Monday and Thursday at noon for $3.50 a month. Admission is 35 cents.


Abstract Argentine Art:

The Fundación Proa, Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929 in the Boca neighborhood, where the tango was born, is sponsoring "Abstract Argentine Art," a wide-ranging exhibition that has just returned from a tour of Europe and will be on view through mid-July, featuring 29 artists. Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; admission $1; (54-11) 4303-0909.


Luis Perlotti Museum of Sculpture:

Pujol 644 1405 Buenos Aires Argentina

Phone: +54 11 44312825

This museum boasts a collection of nearly 1,000 works by Luis Perlotti and other important sculptors, such as Troiano Troiani and Iván Mestrovich. In addition to sculpture, the museum’s art gallery displays works by Benito Quinquela Martín, Florencio Molina Campos, Luis Borraro and Miguel A. Victorica, among others. The museum also has a technical library with 400 volumes.


Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes:

Avenida del Libertador 1473 - Recoleta

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1425 Argentina

Phone: +54 11 48030802

www.mnba.org.ar

National Museum of Fine Arts has 32 exhibit halls and its oldest piece dates to the 12th century.


Caminito:

Del Valle Iberlucea 1300 - Plazoleta Vuelta de Rocha

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1166 Argentina

Carminto named for the tango. Notable features include the colorful dwellings and walls flanking the Caminito.


Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo:

Avenida del Libertador 1902

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1425 Argentina

Phone: +54 11 48018248

www.mnad.org

Argentine Errázuriz Alvear family’s former mansion founded in 1937 is the National Museum for Decorative Art.


Museo de Arte Moderno:

Avenida San Juan 350

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal 1147 Argentina

Phone: +54 11 43611121

www.aamamba.org.ar

Museo de Arte Moderno opened in 1989 and it was once a cigarette factory and has a fine collection of modern art.


Museo del Cabildo:

Bolívar 65

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1066 Argentina

Phone: +54 011 43341782

Museo del Cabildo contains old maps that date from 1709 and 1713 when the city had only 500 acres and works of art.



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