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Guayasamin Museum, Quito

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Dedicated to the art of Oswaldo Guayasamin, Guayasamin Museum 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. To visit Guayasamin Museum and get the most from your holiday in Quito, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quito tourist route planner.
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  • Covering many works from the mid and late periods of Guayasamin's paintings and sculpture donated to the state by the artist, this is a spectacular museum on a hill overlooking the city. The artists d...  more »
  • Very interesting to see where guayasamin lived for the last 20 years of his life, where he painted etc. Tour was a bit rushed but worth it nonetheless.  more »
  • This is probably the coolest house that has been turned into a museum I have ever had the pleasure to visit! Guayasamin's personal collection is full of character and so is his house... A really wonde...  more »
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  • Simply put: One of my favorite places in Quito. Much more than an art museum--on some level a true "temple of man" with all the requisite religious overtones and meditations on suffering. It took me a while, during my 6 mo stay in Ecuador, to come to appreciate Guayasamín's work, but now I really, truly due. His capturing of the suffering of the people of Latin America is unmatched and some of his works seem seared on my soul. Truly, deeply incredible.
  • Depressing and powerful art displayed in a great setting The foundation is split into two halves, which one entrance fee covers ($8 foreigners). The main attraction is the work of Oswaldo Guayasamín, which shows the pain that many people have endured. His house is also in the property and displays his extensive life long collection of pre colonial and colonial art. The staff is fairly friendly. It's worth a visit if in Quito, especially if you're interested in the arts.
  • Pleasant cultural experience. Well manicured grounds and interesting architecture. Lots of contemporary art. Close to Parque Municipalidad West entrance which is relatively unknown.
  • Very interesting to see how the 20th century artist lived and decorated his home- lots of ideas for my future house. His art collection is very eclectic and fills his abode to the brim. The tour will also take you through his workshop and shows a video of him painting one of his portrait. Make sure you take the tour because I do not think you would get as much out of it if you just did your own walk-through (I don't even know if that is allowed...) It was $8 for the ticket which gives you access to the casa-museo (his house) and the adjacent Capilla del Hombre which I also really enjoyed.
  • This museum holds three floors of works by Oswald Guayasamin in what was his residence. The first floor is the most interesting. It holds his collection of Ecuadorian and Peruvian artifacts, his bedroom, and, studio. The entrance fee allows you to see his home and the Capilla de Hombre. Most of his artworks are variations on the same idea.