Our local art expert will guide us to the city’s finest museums for a fascinating and inspiring journey focused on Argentine and Latin American art.
We’ll visit the largest public art collection in Latin America, exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts). Among its more than 12,000 pieces, two collections stand out: the collection of 19th century European art, considered the most important in the region, and the collection of Argentine art, beyond any doubt the largest and most valuable of its kind worldwide.
We will also visit the Museo de Arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires (Museum of Latin American Art, also known as MALBA) defined by the New York Times as one of the best art museums on the American continent. The museum’s permanent collection spans the entirety of the 20th century and is particularly rich in the modern paintings of Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Cuba and of course, Argentina. But nearly every Latin American country and important style of the past 100 years is represented. It includes major works by Xul Solar, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni (including some of his most forceful oeuvres with political and social overtones), Frida Kahlo and Jorge de la Vega, and many other modern masters from Latin America.
On the days the MALBA or the National Museum of Fine Arts are closed, we’ll visit the Fortabat Art Collection, an art gallery which has 230 artworks, by Argentine artists and international ones such as Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.
Possibly one of the most interesting features of the museum itself, however, are the movable aluminum panels above the glassy ceiling. They tilt open and close according to the position of the sun, keeping sunlight off the delicate artworks. Reportedly, the founder of this museum, Amalia Lacroze Fortabat, requested this feature so that she could see her collection and the stars at the same time.
Important: The National Museum of Fine Arts and the Fortabat Museum close on Mondays while the Museum of Latin American Art closes on Tuesdays. During those days these museums are replaced by other museums or art galleries.
Since you’ll be doing this tour with your own private vehicle and guide, you’ll be able to enjoy each attraction at your own pace; making all of the stops you want while enjoying personalized assistance and care from your expert guide. You’ll also enjoy more convenient and faster transfers from and to your hotel, as there will be no other travelers to pick up or drop off at other hotels.