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3 Argentinian Art Museums to follow

Posted on February - 16 - 2016

With its strong European heritage, Buenos Aires’s rich cultural scene makes it an attractive artistic destination. Scoop Art lists its favorite 3 Art Museums in the hectic Argentinean capital.

To continue the list of Latin American museums, Scoop Art now looks at Argentina’s rich cultural scene. Because of its strong European heritage, Buenos Aires is a vibrant and fertile place to be an up-and-coming artist, as well as an attractive artistic destination.

In Scoop Art we now list three of the most important and fundamental museums in Argentina that are providing local and international audiences with a dynamic and diverse agenda.

1. MALBA, Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires

MALBA sprung originally from Eduardo Constanti’s personal collection of Latin American artists spanning from the 20th. century and includes some of the most renown artists from Argentina, México, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay. Although the permanent collection has a moderate 400 pieces, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and focuses in avant-garde movements. It also has an active Annual Program of Acquisitions and donations received from the museum’s friends’ committee as well as serving as a cultural center that provides a varied cinematic cycle, constant literary workshops and conferences. 

2. Fundación PROA

Located in the heart of the historic Boca neighborhood, Fundación Proa resides in an aged Italian house that was renovated with an elegant modern design. As a privately founded art space, PROA has the constant support of Tenaris – Techint Organization. Its main goal is to provide cultural audiences with an annual program of temporary exhibitions, complemented with seminars, courses, conferences and concerts. Besides having a strong education program with schools and educational entities, Proa is also in charge of the cultural program of Techint Organization. 

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3. MAMBA, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

Originally founded in 1956 as an initiative from the sculptor and diplomat Pablo Curatella and the art critic Rafael Squirru, it was initially located in the Witcombs Gallery and was moved to its current locations in the San Telmo neighborhood in 1986. Unlike the other institution, its collection includes more than 6,000 historic Argentinean pieces centered around the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. As an Estate funded institution, its main purpose is to promote historic dialogues and contemporary artists. 

By: Gabriela Martinez

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