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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  • This gallery is comprised of five old houses that display the private collection of a banking family. Each room features a certain type of painting e.g. naive, religious, contemporary etc. The rooms o...  more »
  • Not only is there a wonderful collection of 16 & 17th century art, as well as other paintings, the building itself offers a glimpse of Spanish influence and décor. Inside courtyards and ponds (with tu...  more »
  • Thanks to the Nicaragua app, we discovered this museum. Amazing art collection, couldn't believe some of these pieces could be found in a small city like Leon. The interior of the museum is so pretty ...  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.