Casa Museo Guayasamin, Quito

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Dedicated to the art of Oswaldo Guayasamin, Casa Museo Guayasamin displays powerful, politically charged works. The paintings take you through the struggles of Ecuador and its peoples in recent history. Take a tour of the museum to get extra details about the many pieces by the artist. Consider combining this with a visit to the artist's expansive house next door, where you can see Guayasamin's personal art collection. Work out when and for how long to visit Casa Museo Guayasamin and other Quito attractions using our handy Quito online day trip planner.
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  • I have seen Guayasamins paintings all over but never realized the size and breadth of the originals. A must see for anyone interested in his work or humanity. See the museum first and then go to the.....  more »
  • Wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, She gave us more than an hour and showed us all the important and not so important (well-known) paintings. The tour of the house was also very much worth it.  more »
  • Art is, we realize, personal. And Guayasamin's certainly is. I can't say we enjoyed his art work but we understood why he painted what he did. We did enjoy the tour of his home.  more »
  • Beautiful museum! The staff if very friendly and provide a lot of information about Guayasamín and his work. I had a wonderful time here.
  • A place to witness how is possible to an exceptional artist take a complete care of his work, since start as poor Ecuadorian indigenous to the end as one of most networked and recognized artist in the world. The set of constructions is huge and wonderful, prepared with precionism to preserve his narrative that includes his exceptional home, his studio, a museum designed and built by himself, and finally his tomb!
  • Great introduction to Ecuador's most famous and beloved painter. Do the free tour (daily in Spanish and English) they explain the symbolism in the paintings based on the artists own statements.
  • Very interesting for me. Not being an art connoisseur, I found I knew his art without knowing it was his. I'm sure you'll learn something about the artist whose art may be familiar to you too.
  • Wow, what a fabulous facility. Perfect showcase for the awesome artworks and collections of Oswaldo Guayasamin. Not to be missed when visiting Quito. It is quite a hike up to this place though, so be prepared to cab it if you are feeling the effects of the altitude.

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