Torres Garcia is probably the best known Uruguayan artist and this museum displays many of his works and tells the story of his life. He spent many years living in Europe, and worked with many famous European artists near the start of the 20th century.
My favourite part of the museum was the section devoted to his paintings and caricatures of famous people such as Beethoven, Dostoyevsky, Da Vinci and many others. Entrance to the museum is officially free though there is a suggested donation which we felt was well worth it.
Museo Torres Garcia showcases the work of Uruguay's most famous artist. Joaquín Torres García was born in Montevideo in 1874 and died there in 1949, after living in Barcelona, New York, Paris, and Madrid. He was known as the founder of Constructive Universalism. There are two floor of his paintings and sculptures.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am- 7.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Admission is free.
Art lovers should take a visit to this museum with the famous collection of Tores Garcia (1874-1949), Uruguay's most famous artist.
Garcia is known as the founder of Constructive Universalism.
He's also assisted Antoni Gaudi with stained-glass windows for the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and later with the windows for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
We visited the museum for free, because it was "museum-night"I. t was crowded and very hot!! So my insider tip: either don't visit during museum night, or take a pallet with you, there's no airco..
The Torres García Museum is located museum located in the Ciudad Vieja it is named after the famous uruguayan painter Joaquín Torres García. The museum reveals the work of Uruguay’s most influential artist. Not only has Torres Garcia created an art school, but his work is the highest priced among Uruguayan artists in the world’s most important art auctions.
I really like this museum (may be cause I really like the artist), actually, it's my favourite museum in Montevideo.
It is small, yes, but it's really nice and i'm not just referring to the work displayed there but also to the museum itself. It's in a nice place, well organised and, I think, really welcoming.
One thing I love, though it may seem kind of stupid, is the giftshop. Ok, not the first thing you look at when you go to a museum, but i love the things they sell there, you can find some nice things to take home.
I had already seens Torres Garcia's work at MALBA in Buenos Aires and couldn't wait to see an entire museum devoted to him. Well, the museum is quite small, it shouldn't take over a half-hour to see, but totally worth it.
His work is interesting, and fun without being silly, pretentious, or syrupy. Highly recommended, but just wish there had been more.
Also, a picture of Torres Garcia and his artwork is on the cinco peso note.
Continuing east from the southeast corner of Plaza Constitution along a pedestrian mall, you can come to this museum devoted to the works of Torres Garcia. Garcia lived a long life – including a few years in New York City. His constructivism works are very fascinating. He is also known for his mural works, ala Diego Rivera and one of these murals can be found high up on a neighboring building. One note concerning museums in Montevideo, they are free – but they also have an array of opening hours.
Joaquín Torres García was an Uruguayan artist that revolutioned modern painting; his style, called "constructivismo", was the beginning of a new era.
Several of his works (and his followers) can be seen at his Museum.
You can find here interesting temporal expositions, too.
Joaquín Torres García fue un artista uruguayo que revolucionó la pintura moderna; su estilo, denominado "cosntructivismo" marcó el comienzo de una nueva era.
Varias de sus obras (y de sus seguidores) están expuestas en este Museo.
Se pueden ver también aquí interesantes exposiciones temporales.