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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  • Excellent opportunity to learn a little more about the life and work of this great Uruguayan painter and, consequently, about the history of this beautiful country. Admission is 100 pesos.
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  • The Museum is within easy reach and you can combine it with a tour of the Center. Is in the "Ciudad Vieja". You can learn more about the life and work of the great artist. The exhibitions are didactic and the Museum environment is nice. When I went (December 2016), featured two great exhibitions: "Constructive Universalism" and "Hombres celebres". Admission is 100 pesos. Set aside at least 1 hour.
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  • The Museum is located in the old town and the main works of the artists, distributed in three floors that shows all the trajectory of life of Torres Garcia.
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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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