Art Museums/Galleries in Buenos Aires



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  • Florida Street
  • Newbery Airport
  • Plaza de Mayo
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  • Teatro Colon
  • Discover Buenos Aires through its art; whether a public sculpture by an unknown virtuoso or a painting by a well-known big-wig in a private collection, art gives you a glimpse into the soul of a place, and those that call it home. Go high-brow roaming around the traditional collection at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, low-brow at San Telmo's internationally-renowned trash-art haven Appetite and everything in-between at the rest of the art museums and galleries in Buenos Aires. All of BA's art roads lead to MALBA, the home of the personal collection of Eduardo Costantini. The building itself is an architectural marvel, with three floors devoted to rotating exhibitions of both traveling works and a circulation of the gems owned by Costantini, which include works by Latin art stars such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Antonio Berni, and Argentinian oddity Xul Solar. The museum also houses an art house movie theater and a fabulous French restaurant. For less mainstream, high-production art exhibitions, check out galleries such as the tiny-but-mighty Mar Dulce in Palermo, and BA's first name in contemporary art, Ruth Benzacar.

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    Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)

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    Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415

    The main place for Latin American contemporary art... read more

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    Centro Cultural Recoleta

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    Junín 1930

    Art in historic surroundings... read more

    Galería Ruth Benzacar

    Calle Florida 1000
    Overlooking Plaza San Martín

    Appetite

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    Chacabuco 551
    (between Venezuela & Mexico)

    Edgy Trademark Trash Art... read more

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    Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

    Av. del Libertador 1902
    At Lucena

    Sumptuous building houses 16th to 20th century art... read more

    Galería Mar Dulce

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    Uriarte 1490
    Palermo Soho

    Intimate gallery space in Palermo's art district...
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    Braga Menendez Arte Contemporaneo

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    Humboldt 1574

    Power of independent thought... read more

    Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires

    Florida 943

    Promoting Spanish culture in Buenos Aires... read more

    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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    Av. del Libertador 1473
    Recoleta

    Renowned throughout Argentina and Latin America...
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    Palais de Glace

    Posadas 1725

    Remarkable shows!... read more
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