Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, Leon

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Observe colonial and contemporary art in a complex of five colonial-era buildings connected together at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian. The art collection consists mostly of Latin American art, though some sculptures and paintings in the collection were created by European artists. Hire an English-speaking guide to take you through the exhibits and talk you through the pieces and the artists’ stories. The standing collection is impressive on its own, but the museum also changes out exhibits regularly. Put Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leon trip generator.
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  • No hyperbole, this is the best art gallery in the whole of Central America. It's huge, cheap, and full of genuine treasure from famous artists, American and otherwise. They're very strict about taking...  more »
  • Amazing collections which have this Museum, art that did not expect to find in a small town like a lion, also the Museum per se is very nice. Definitely worth much worth visiting it.
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  • A very nice collection and a beautiful colonial complex. We had a nice time walking the halls. Saw a few Picassos as well..and others.  more »
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  • Really beautiful collection of Latin American art here. A nice treat in this area of the world. It won't rival the galleries of major global cities obviously, but it's definitely worth the time to look. Some vibrant and interesting works here-- and booklets to describe the paintings.
  • This is a must see while in Leon. A number of reviews talk about a modern art museum, so I wonder if they did not know to also go across the street, where there is a second large building with art from the 16th and 17th century painted by artists from many countries. There is also pottery dating back to 2000 AD. Expect to spend at least an hour here, we spent two hours as the museum is fantastic. Price for Foreigners is $104 Cord
  • This museum really expanded my understanding of Nicaragua. Anyone who appreciates modern art will appreciate the quality, diversity and creativity of the works displayed here. The buildings is gorgeous as well. I wasn't expecting this experience when I went here. I HIGHLY recommend it.
  • If you like modern art it's a great place. I'm not that much into it and the museum is not offering much to get into it. So it was a kind of boring for me. If you like modern art it's for sure a great place.
  • Brilliant art gallery in beautiful setting, do visit, I think you will love it, I did. I went with no expectations as I have no knowledge of Central American artists and was completely blown away by how fantastic some of the work was.

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