Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo

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Acquaint yourself with the works of local Uruguayan artists at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Since its inauguration in 1911, the museum has hosted vast permanent collections of famous Uruguayan artists' work, as well as numerous temporary foreign exhibits. View more than 6,000 pieces by Uruguayan painters, among them Rafael Barradas, Pedro Figari, and Jose Cuneo. In addition, you'll see a selection of artworks by Picasso, Rodin, Klee, and other international artists. Admire the paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches, and rest in the peaceful garden area. Use our Montevideo trip itinerary builder to visit Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales on your trip to Montevideo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum has a medium amount of paintings and sculptures. The Park is around is very green, with lots of trees and tennis courts.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It has a permanent collection of national art. It offers interesting exhibitions of contemporary art. Highly recommended, however does not offer complementary, such as store and cafeteria services.
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  • August 3, 2017
    If you're a art lover this museum you'll love, its exhibitions are very diverse and you can find various artistic currents, which I find it quite interesting. The attention is very good since you enter, I recommend go with time to visit the exhibitions.
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  • April 3, 2017
    Really nice exposition of uruguayan arts. The place offers good info about each piece of art. Constantly changing and introducing new artists.
  • May 2, 2017
    Free entrance, nice space and exposition. Calm place but not cafe or bar to sit.
  • January 30, 2017
    Surprisingly well organised and top notch VA museum in Montevideo. It has character! Worth visiting!
  • July 9, 2016
    It's a small one but packs a lot of nice art. Make sure to visit the Juan Manuel Blanes section.
  • October 21, 2015
    Excellent to discover the excellent uruguayan artistic scene. Really sorthwhe for art amators.

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