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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  • If you arrive at 2:00 PM is paid 12,000 p/p the Museum admission. At that time assisted travel is free (sponsored by the Mayor's office of Medellín). The tour is approximately 1:30.
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  • Similar to the Museo Botero in Bogota, Botero donated a large collection of works for the founding of this museum. There is an extensive collection of Botero's work alongside pieces by many world-rekn...  more »
  • While many of the works in this museum focus on hometown hero Botero, there are also many other interesting works - paintings, sculptures, etc. While the exterior looks like a Communist-style dull bui...  more »
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  • Amazing works of art. Must see in Medellin and located in the plaza de Bolivar that is great to see local life.
  • Brilliant museum in a gorgeous Art Deco building. Botero donated many of his works to this institution, including dozens of paintings and dozens of bronzes. They form the core of the collection of this fascinating look at the art and history of the heart of Colombia.
  • Beautiful art is filling this place, there was so much that my feet actually couldn't make the whole route.
  • Its one of the biggest art museums of colombia. The most amazing part is the large collection of botero paintings and sculptures.
  • It is a must for visitors, but the collection and the space isn't the sharpest. The Botero collection here is great, though.

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