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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  • Very beautiful museum with lots of Botero (more than Bogota). Explanation in Spanish and most of the times in English. Very nice temporary modern art expositions. Nice coffee bar with a fountain on the ground flour.
  • great museum. The Botero collection is excellent, but I was expecting that. However, the rest of the museum is also great. loved it!
  • There's a huge collection of Botero artwork (paintings, draws, sketches and sculptures), and from other famous local artists like Eladio Vélez which I liked the most. There's also a section of modern and foreign art, and other about historical local/national/aboriginal stuff. Just don't go the multimedia room if you don't like clowns. There are video and images being projected over fabric-screens as walls, but suddenly without any warning you are surrounded by images of a clown. Very disturbing. You are better on the other side where there's a very interesting photography exhibition.
  • If you like Botero's paintings, you shouldn't miss this. Also more modern art, colonial art and regional art from Antioquia.
  • You won't find a better chance to see such a great variety of Botero's works in every medium, in full-size glory. His style is quite compelling. In addition there are a number of other artists' works, including a small Picasso.
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