Museo Torres Garcia, Montevideo

(3.9/5 based on 440+ 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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  • This museum, located in the Pedestrian Sarandi, near the independence square, brings together and provide for the work of Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874_1949) artist of Uruguay with international fame. Spent years of your life in Europe where he had contact with Gaudí, Miró, Mondrian, Le Corbusier. His work was also influenced by African and pre-Columbian art. Torres Garcia creates his own style: Constructive universalism. The Museum is located in an ancient building has three floors in all wards are exposed only works of the artist. On the first floor we can admire canvases from the painter's early career: classical phase where he plays the Greek culture. Recommend a visit!
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  • I had seen the artist's work before and like it. So I was looking forward to seeing this gallery. It is good but I have seen bigger and better collections by this artist.  more »
  • I loved the Museum. Visit the whole Museum, with great exposure and historia de Torres Garcia. Has a very nice gift shop.
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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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