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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  • October 6, 2017
    Cute Museum with the iconic work of the Antioquian colonisation and a wing of Fernando Botero. It is a must-see if you want to know the paisa culture
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  • October 5, 2017
    Located in the plaza Botero in a building of Soviet appearance. Impressive colecci´on of Botero painting mainly but also of other artists. Some interesting temporary exhibitions. I liked the room dedicated to the little ones.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Lleghar by Metro to plaza Botero, enjoy their beautiful and striking sculptures donated by Botero and then enter and visit the Museum is a program very interesting, nice and representative of our culture. The Museum contains works by different painters and sculptors rconvirtiendose on the best cultural city website
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  • July 2, 2017
    Amazing works of art. Must see in Medellin and located in the plaza de Bolivar that is great to see local life.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Beautiful art is filling this place, there was so much that my feet actually couldn't make the whole route.
  • June 29, 2017
    Its one of the biggest art museums of colombia. The most amazing part is the large collection of botero paintings and sculptures.
  • July 22, 2017
    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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