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Art Museum of The Americas

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Art Museum of The Americas

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Kittygal wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California5,824 contributions309 helpful votes
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Tucked away between the Department of the Interior and the Organization of American States is this small, unique gallery. It's in an historic building so be aware---lots of stairs. I visited during a retrospective by Guatemalan artist Rodolfo Ablarach (beautifully detailed pen and ink works focusing on the eye) and an exhibition of pieces by iliana emilia and Scherezade Garcia (chairs were a focus). There's also a small permanent collection of South American and Caribbean artists. The museum is free, donations are welcome (it's not a part of the Smithsonian system). If you enjoy Latin American art, do visit. There's a statue of Simon Bolivar across the street, too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Manuel P wrote a review Jul 2019
Jackson Heights, New York251 contributions60 helpful votes
The museum of the Americas is lovely and has a wonderful garden and view. The modern art from the Caribbean and the continent it's delightful and the only down point was the amount of stairs that I had to go up and down with my mobility cane as I see it it is not wheelchair-friendly.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Cycle2eat wrote a review Feb 2019
Baltimore, Maryland124 contributions59 helpful votes
We visited this musuem during the January 2019 government shutdown-when the Smithsonians were closed and we didn't visit our usual haunts in DC. We were lucky-under other circumstances we would have missed this smaller, lovely museum. There was a wonderful special exhibit "Amazonagramas" by Roberto Huarcaya on the first floor and several permanent collections by 20th century artists on the upper level. We were able to leisurely and thoroughly enjoy the artists and architecture.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Brian M wrote a review Aug 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom558 contributions233 helpful votes
This is an adjunct to the Organization of American States (OAS). The back of the main building can be seen from the Museum’s terrace. The building is strictly speaking not a museum as it seems to put on small rotating shows, with pictures from its own permanent collection or borrowed from the members of OAS. The museum is relatively small so that it is easy to see exhibits. Outside the building and around the corner so that you are in the garden of the OAS building there are a number busts on pedestals of Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize winners in 1945 and 1971 respectively, as well as important writers from Venezuela, Rómulo Gallegos and Teresa de la Parra. You will also see a large sculpture of stacked oil drums made by the Venezuelan artist Rolando Peña, (el Príncipe Negro), who in the 1960s found himself working with Andy Warhol in New York. Across the street from the Museum’s entrance, there is a large statue of Simón Bolívar on a horse. Worth visiting if you have the time and energy.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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LolaGo1 wrote a review Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia5,660 contributions1,043 helpful votes
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I stumbled upon this museum while walking from Lincoln Memorial back to the Faragut North Metro Station. The door was widely opened so I got in and asked if there is an entrance fee. The Receptionist told me it was FREE! Note that I was the only visitor during my visit. I liked the intricate wall carvings near the ceiling that I saw as I began my tour. There are several modern/contemporary paintings and sculptures on display. See the attached pictures. Not impressed at al! I finished my visit in 10 minutes; felt glad that I did not have to pay any entrance fee.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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