Museo Torres Garcia, Montevideo

(3.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Art lovers should make some time for Museo Torres Garcia, showing the life's work of Uruguayan avant-garde artist Joaquin Torres Garcia. Founded by his widow after his death in 1949, the museum houses a collection of his art, as well as a library, theater, and workshop space. Check out his eclectic portraits of historical figures, Cubist-inspired paintings, furniture, and the children's toys he designed. Besides the art, you can view photographs and newspaper clippings about him and his family, or read the Spanish inscriptions below every painting with some of his thoughts on art. For Museo Torres Garcia and beyond, use our Montevideo family vacation planner to get the most from your Montevideo vacation.
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  • It was by chance that I visited this Museum, because it was a Monday and I thought wouldn't be open. A nice surprise. The House that houses the Museum is beautiful, very good collection.
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  • Torres Garcia is an odd character in the pictorial arts of Uruguay. He was in Barcelona, New York, Paris, was a man of your time. The golden ratio led to very interesting experiences. The your toys in wood, were indeed innovative at the time.
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  • The Museum is just a few metres from the famous "Puerta de la Ciudadela ', in the historic heart of Montevideo, in the" paseo ", surrounded by cafes, pubs and restaurants. So, I'm sure any script by the city will pass through this location. For 100 Uruguayan pesos, you can enter the Museum, are two floors dedicated to the history and work of the artist Joaquín Torres García. Since your birth in Uruguay, until the years in the U.S. and Europe, working with Gaudí in Barcelona, marriage etc., the Museum tells a little bit of everything and features sketches, engravings, paintings, sculptures and toys. Not only shows the famous painting of Torres García representing America "reversed", because it belongs to another Museum. On the ground floor, there is a small shop of books and souvenirs inspired the artist, has some very interesting things. The Museum still offers lift and internet, in an old building, like a mansion from the 18th century or 19th century. Closes on Sundays, and works 10 to 18 days. Certainly worth including in the script, as it is close to many other attractions in the city centre, and the ticket is cheap. We love to meet some more of Torres García.
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  • Little museum. Bit boring. In fact the museum concentrates around the work of the artist de Torres Garcia who might be a big name in Uruguay but not really well known outside. For art historians it might be interesting to look at the work and compare it to the developments outside of Uruguay. ****
  • This museum is more a shop than a museum, I mean the Torres Garcia's works are incomplete, poor investigations about his work and theoretical conceptions, books about the Artist doesn't published by the museum, there isn't a lecture place about the artist, management have to be improved in honor to Torres Garcia's memory.
  • fuckin sick
  • I attended workshops of artistic training. They are excellent
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  • If you're a tourist not miss it. If you're city old witn awhile and visit it more of a city would have the work of towers that you can see there!
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