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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  • The Museum is small, having as main attraction the works of Botero and paintings of other artists donated by him. It stands beside the Plaza Botero, so is a good team. Located in the Centre, to meet and then move on to other tours.
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  • The museum showcases works of important Colombian artists, as well as those of other South American artists. It occupies a prominent spot in the Plaza Botero. On an upper floor, an entire section is d...  more »
  • I was exhausted when I arrived from the bustling below and just needed to relax and have a bite and a drink. Let's just say it was the PERFECT spot to be removed enough but still watch the world pass ...  more »
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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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