The popular and critically acclaimed Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires houses one of the largest collections of Latin American art in the world, including works by Antonio Berni, Xul Solar, Tarsila do Amaral and Frida Kahlo. There are also rotating exhibits from international artists, such as Scotland’s Douglas Gordon (currently showing in autumn, 2007).
The works on display at the MALBA are sure to pique the visitor's curiosity. Casual visitors may be stretched to enjoy some works, since they are not often familiar or considered conventional. But familiar and conventional isn't the aim of the MALBA. If your time in BsAs limits your museum visits, just know what to anticipate. If you're more into art history or well know popular artists, this may not be for you. You might, however, be pleasantly suprised and enjoy what you see.
This was the best museum I went to in BA. While I was there, there was a special with LaChapelle photos.
There is a lot going on here, they have movies many nights, classes, the art of course. When I showed up at sunday afternoon, the place was packed because there was a movie starting soon, and the line to get in was rather long. It was worth it though. Nice museum. $12 pesos ($4) to enter.
Great museum in Recoleta dedicated to preserving and showing Latin American art from the early 20th Century up to the present. The building is architecturally striking, the artwork ranges from classic to very modern - paintings, drawings, photographs, scuptures, videos and animation. It's a great way to spend a few hours.
$12 (pesos) admission
For some reason, the arts of Latin America, with a few exceptions, seemed to be given short shift in the big museums in Europe and the U.S. So, it was pretty thrilling to see a fairly large gallery devoted to major Latin American artists. This second floor gallery is arranged in chronological order...starting around the 1900s, and quickly moves into the modernist period.
The other galleries have rotating exhibits. When we were there, there was a large video screening of Andy Warhol "screen tests," and some assemblage exhibit.
The building itself is all glass and airy and spacious, and a fine place to view the art.
In addition, there is a nice cafe on the ground floor, perfect for a drink, lunch, or snack.
This modern building has a permanent exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Latinamerican artists.
They also have a cinema, which shows non-commercial films and short films. Check timetables on their webpage.
I've read about a play they have on Sundays which lasts for 40 minutes and takes place... in the men's restroom!
Closing time: 8 pm.
Fee: 7 pesos
The official name is the Malba Coleccion Costantini and the modern art museum features the work of Latin Americans. I'm not a huge fan of modern art and some of the exhibits left me scratching my head wondering just what the heck the artist was trying to say. There was one exhibit that had a television in a box. In order to view it you had to lay down on your back on a rectangular bench and stick your head in the box. When you look up in the air, you'll see a TV with blinking black and white images that were bizarre to say the least. WHAT'S THE POINT OF THAT CRAP?
Anyways, if you're into this kind of art, you'll love it. Everything is laid out in an organized manner and the building itself is very striking architecturally.
This modern building was built to house the Costantini collection of Latin American art. The museum opened in 200 to promote Latin American art from the early 20th century to the present day. Many Argentine artists are represented, including Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, and Antonio Berni. Many Brazilian and Uruguayan works are also shown, as is a famous self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This pleasent gallery also has temporary exhibits, an outdoor sculpture balcony, art book and gift shop, library and a smart café.
Opening hours: Mon, Thurs-Sun 12:00-20:00; Wed 12:00-21:00.
Admission: $4 (USD 1.50). Free Wednesday..
This is a brand new museum dedicated to 20th c. Latin American art. The collection is significant: a lot of artists you'll know and more that you will be amazed you've never seen before. The space is beautiful. The bookstore is full of good volumes on artists that aren't well represented inteh States.
The MALBA is the first Argentine museum of the 21st century. Its mission is to collect, conserve, study and promote contemporary Latin American art, from the 20th century through today.-
There, you can find paintings by Tarsila do Amaral, Xul Solar, Emilio Pettoruti, Joaquín Torres-García, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Cándido Portinari, Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam, Frida Kahlo, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Julio Le Parc, Jorge de la Vega, León Ferrari, Gego.-
Open Mon thru Sun from 12 to 8 pm.
El MALBA es el primer museo argentino del Siglo XXI. Su misión es coleccionar, conservarer, estudiar y promver arte contemporáneo Latinoaméricano, desde el Siglo XX hasta la actualidad.-
Se pueden encontrar pinturas de Tarsila do Amaral, Xul Solar, Emilio Pettoruti, Joaquín Torres-García, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Cándido Portinari, Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam, Frida Kahlo, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Julio Le Parc, Jorge de la Vega, León Ferrari, Gego.-
The MALBA is one of the most well-known museums in Buenos Aires, there are several expositions and some change depending on when you go, there is also a cinema.
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
Very interesting museum with LA artists. It has been built just a couple of years ago.