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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  • Great examples of Torres Garcia artwork. Wonderful colors and gift shop is attached. He had a unique style and one of his most famous works was an upside down South America. 
  • The Museum is easily accessible. The price for $100.00 is not expensive. It is well structured, beautiful, organized. In addition, of course, the works are very special. Even for those not big fan of Arts, it's worth it.
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  • Joaquin Torres Garcia is perhaps the best known Uruguayan painter. Modernist painter, became and icon prints souvenirs for all the craft shops of Montevideo and, perhaps, throughout Uruguay. At Museo Torres Garcia you can see and understand his work and its importance. On three floors of the mansion, which was part of a group that surrounded the artist, see if your Constructive Universalism, his toys and his Hombres celebres. Visit not to be missed!
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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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