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. To visit Museo de Antioquia on your trip to Medellin, use our Medellin itinerary builder.
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  • Botero collections are very rich and very well highlighted. However, he can't miss the rest, other works of contemporary art as well as the drawings and photographs of the 19th century are particularly interesting.
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  • 3 floors of free Museum, in a beautiful place. Permanent and temporary, very varied exhibitions covering several centuries of works. Go without hesitation!
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  • The Museo de Antioquia is housed in the formar city hall and its main draws are the donations from Fernando Botero of his own paintings and sculptures (the larger ones are on display just outside the ...  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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