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. 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 is small and very cute. It has very interesting art by Joaquín Torres García, the most famous artist of the Uruguay and has a shop with very interesting handicrafts. It is not a major attraction if it is your first time in Montevideo, but it's nice to have if you have extra time.
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  • The Torres García Museum is a small place where you can appreciate a little the work of the great master. The collection is small for what it could be.
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  • Beautiful building devoted to a great Uruguayan artist, recognized worldwide. Hemasas rooms, beautiful pieces and works of art and a very good didactic proposal for children
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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.
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