Museo Torres Garcia, Montevideo

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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. Plan your Museo Torres Garcia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Montevideo using our Montevideo trip builder app .
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  • The mural opposite the museum is an invitation to the collection. From figurative to abstract, spread out over 4 floors. This artist definitely deserves more attention from the international community...  more »
  • Without doubt one of the points of interest that must be visited by your architecture and the acquis there present.
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  • Essential to understand the Uruguay and how your society formed, democratic values and identity. Fantastic!
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  • Great historical collection. Enjoyable space for seeing this twentieth century Uruguayan artist.
  • It's a nice place to spend time with or without people, generally people interested in art (you will find some paintings and sculptures there)
  • Disappointed with Torres Garcia's art, much more interesting was another artist who shared the museum.
  • 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. ****
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