Museo de Antioquia, Medellin

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Trace the evolution of art in Colombia from pre-colonial times to the present day at Museo de Antioquia. Placing a strong emphasis on local works, the museum houses a range of pieces by Medellin duo Pedro Nel Gomez and Fernando Botero, with more than 200 of the latter's distinctive works on displays. Don't miss Botero's almost comically misshapen sculptures and paintings, in which the artist purposely exaggerated the curves of the body to create grotesque "fat" figures. Compare Botero's works to other Colombian artists on display and ponder what statements he might be making. Plan to visit Museo de Antioquia during your Medellin vacation using our convenient Medellin vacation planning app .
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  • Botero has always been one of my favorite artists. His non-realistic realism, his satire of Upper-class Colombian life, his attention to detail, make him one of the most interesting of contemporary ar...  more »
  • A Museum for those who like Botero will be surprised by the number of works. The entrance fee is high for my opinion.
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  • Mention it, because for years I dreamed of visiting the Museum and the plaza with its sculptures, I went to the Bogotá, but it is a lounge compared all the works of Botero, Museum, spectacular assist, when they had works of other artists, just an observation no is Yes, modificarian, but were statements in Spanish, without the corresponding translation into English, which is the most used, by the majority of tourists
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  • Beautiful museum, there are so many arts to see there. For an art museum, I definitely recommend anyone to come and enjoy. The area seems not 100% safe but there s a lot of cops around. Always be vigilant on your personal stuff.
  • WOW. Much to see starting with the square out front. (Be careful in this area. It is ruff but ok if careful- many good police.) Art and pottery is more than great, terrific!!!
  • I love museums and I think this is one of my favorites! Fantastic and beautiful collection. Staff are very helpful and friendly! Even the security guard has volunteered to take my photos! ❤😍
  • Great building, great restaurant, fantastic Boteros! And excellent works from other artists, especially other Colombian artists.
  • Really nice museum with lots of interesting art pieces, specially from Colombian artist Botero!

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