Palais de Glace-Salas Nacionales de Cultura, Buenos Aires
(4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Take in some contemporay art in a historical building at Palais de Glace-Salas Nacionales de Cultura. Upon construction in 1911, the Belle Epoque building (styled after its Parisienne namesake) served as an ice skating rink and social club, then later as a tango dance hall. Remodelling in the 1930s altered the exterior and converted the interior space into an art gallery; today, it hosts rotating exhibits of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, and ceramics. To visit Palais de Glace-Salas Nacionales de Cultura on your holiday in Buenos Aires, and find out what else Buenos Aires has to offer, use our Buenos Aires travel itinerary maker.
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  • Delicious! My access, I saw 2 wonderful shows. Free, small and very interesting. A curiosity was the amount of security guards who had! The second you walk is very small and the building is round so, very easy to see from one end to another and there were 6 security guards! Nothing.. so curious!
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  • We were walking and we decided to check out the area ... what a nice surprise! Beautiful, organized, and for free! Bella Epoque architecture and good lighting.
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  • We were few days ago at the inauguration of the Hall National Arts Visual 2016 e, regardless of the quality of the works awarded and there exposed, it caught our attention the deterioration of facilities at the Palais de Glace. It is clear that these rooms have had very little budget allocation (understand that Federal tax level, by the character of national of the Hall) over many years. Building is very solid and is one of the icons of an era of Buenos Aires history in the first half of the 20TH century, who passed through ice skating rink (hence the name), ballroom, social venue, point of official meetings with representatives of other countries, the headquarters of fairs and international exhibitions, until you reach signs of visual art of the national boards. Obviously, excellence in construction and its style has allowed that the Palace be maintained, in the last two decades, up to the present day, with some dignity, but it is reaching its limit. The building required a major investment from the public (or private) to set the value, as expected. System lights aimed from the ceiling of the main hall is regrettable and sad, old, with halogen bulbs and spots that illuminate not works of art which would be fitting and consuming an enormous amount of electricity (with an electric bill that I don't want to imagine). The dedication of the jurors, authorities, curators of the samples and the technical staff of the Palais in done to give a respectable presentation is clear. But the absence of appropriate technology (from professional LED lighting to the electronics associated with the needs of contemporary visual art) not only can be supplemented with effort and will (.. .and "wire"... as we use to say Argentines - a basis of an innate capacity for improvisation, but with sarcasm also the absence of planning, forecasting, investment and teamwork-). Need a full renewal program that the responsible authorities should assume in the near future. The sale of publications, brochures of previous samples, is a real disaster. Not only there was nobody to take care of it (and one of the occasions in which more people attend a sample case of which I took), but that their shelves were practically empty, with some pamphlets in disarray. A tear! A real shame. The building of the Palais should receive no more than TWO CIRCLES according to my qualification for Trip Advisor. With regard to the Salon national of painting, sculpture, facilities, ceramic, photography, engraving and lithograph, Videos and some others disciplines that can be forgetting, think that is requires raise very strongly and with it greater urgency its broadcasting to level national, both in what makes to it call for present works as to them dates of the opening of it shows in keeping with the very high level of Argentine artists and the very important fans of the Argentine public in visual art. This year, in the month of October all the national Salon of Visual Arts will be exposed in the Caraffa Museum of the city of Córdoba, Argentina, and it would be good for the sample to run through all the 24 Argentine provinces. In my modest opinion, was a very negative note only exhibit the works awarded by the jury, and not the works that were selected for the Hall but who finally did not receive awards. One of the many consequences of this strange omission, is that he prevents the public evaluate the work of juries, something no child in the context of a competition that is supposed to be extremely rigorous and severe and that is, at least in theory, but which should be confirmed in the annual practice, the highest court in the career of an artist and visual. The quality of some works of the national Salon of Visual Arts of 2016 make to grant you this event FOUR CIRCLES as rating on Trip Advisor. Result of the colon here qualified: THREE CIRCLES, to not be able to reflect one weighting greater than the quality of the exhibited art works.
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  • Variadas e interesantes muestras
  • Hermoso lugar y muy buenas muestras
  • Amazing museum, the different exhibitions are all incredible, and the architecture of the building is mesmerizing.
  • Hermoso edificio. Asistí a la muetras de fotoperiodismo local, muy interesante.
  • Beautiful French-style Belle Époque building.