Museo de Antioquia, Medellin

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History Museum Museum
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. To visit Museo de Antioquia on your trip to Medellin, use our Medellin itinerary builder.
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  • It is OKAY , the Downtown area is busting and full of energy.You get delicious fruit popsicles , juices and ice creams  more »
  • I didn't know of Botero until I got to Medellin. Once I got to see his art, I'm a fan, and I can recommend it to anyone else. He has a unique expression I hadn't seen before. The museum has three floo...  more »
  • Start by walking through the different open air metal statues by Botero on the park right in front of the museum, There you see how badly Botero wanted his work to be popular. People can touch them, t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting and well curated. In order to appreciate it you need to devote several hours in your itinerary...as with every museum I guess.
  • Nice...area ...Good and clean show room's. ...Nice Boteros collection
  • Botero and more! Worth a couple hours for sure. No one speaks English but that's not too big of a deal because it's art. I've been to the big museums and while this is small in comparison it's relaxed, cool and not very expensive to get in. Check it out.
  • Great museum! Enjoyed my visit, lots to see and learn!