Museo Torres Garcia, Montevideo

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • Naive art from early 20C - very typical of this 'experimental' time in art and just simply its not very good art  more »
  • This small museum is dedicated to one of Uruguay's most famous artists. Each of its three floors features a single gallery devoted to one period of his career. The more iconic images (those featured o...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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