Guayasamin Museum, Quito

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#5 of 111 in Museums in Ecuador
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Guayasamin Museum and other Quito attractions using our handy Quito online day trip planner .
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  • This former residence of the artist has been converted a museum containing his large collection of pre-Columbian art as well as paintings by the artist and his contemporaries such as Chagall and Picas...  more »
  • We'd not heard of the man but so glad we followed a personal recommendation and visited. You need a taxi to get there as it is out of the central area but there is a line of taxis outside to get back ...  more »
  • The Guayasamin museum and ajoining home celbrates Ecuador's greatest artist Oswaldo Guayasamin. The museum is beautifully presented and showcases his work admirably. The adjoining home of Guayasamin h...  more »
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  • An amazing house of an odious hypocrite. Guayasamin is all about peace and suffering yet associated with genocidal dictators like mao.
  • Interesting tour about Oswaldo Guayasamin and him work. Good selection of historical art he collected as well as some of his own. His studio was neat to see with his tools and portraits he painted.
  • 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.
  • While neither my wife nor I am particular fans of much of Guayasamin's art, a visit to his house was well worth the time. The house and setting itself is fascinating architecturally and it is exquisitely furnished. In addition, Guayasamin collected art from many of his contemporaries so the experience is very rewarding. From downtown Quito you will be quoted several rates by the taxis. On the meter, our fare was about $4.50. We were offered fares as high as $8.00 and settled on $5.00. Returning we grabbed a cab in front of the residence and paid the standard meter price.
  • Stunning villa atop Quito and interesting art collection
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