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Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez | Barrio Bellavista, Quito 170122, Ecuador
Phone Number:
5932446455
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist...

This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.

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Interior Design and Guayasamin's personal art collection

Not only visit this museum to see Guayasamin, Ecuador's most eminent painter, but to see his centuries old art collection. He has great taste and beautiful mahagony furniture. His... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only visit this museum to see Guayasamin, Ecuador's most eminent painter, but to see his centuries old art collection. He has great taste and beautiful mahagony furniture. His house looks down on the city of Quito with a nice pool and patio.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting experience, lots of Guayasamin's works plus his own collections. Very nice guided tour, including a must-see video of him doing a portrait.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was completely unaware of this remarkable artist. A feast for the eyes and soul. An incredible body of work on display. His home as artistically designed as his painting. His giant heart evident in the concern and commentary on the challenges facing mankind. This alone worth a trip to Quito.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing Guayasamin's work is a must. It references Picasso at his best but most of all an important critique of the treatment of the country's indiginieus people.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not be disappointed with a visit to Guayasamin's mueseam of Art. Although no longer living you can feel his spirit wondering around the museum as you view his many pieces of artwork. One of my favorite artist, it was a thrill to finally see some of his works in real life.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the most memorable and inspiring per of our trip. A great artist with a legacy for his countrymen to enjoy due to his and his family's generosity!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very designed and interesting. Guayasamin is one of the most well known South American artists and his pieces are very moving. The museum itself feels a bit like a shrine to himself, but the artwork is gorgeous, and the views breathtaking. I also recommend eating at a little cafe dwon the street a few blocks on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Quito. Oswaldo Guayasamin is probably the most famous artist to come out of Ecuador and his house is the museum. What a house and what a fascinating man. Whether you are into his type of art (modern, abstract) his conviction and motivation behind the subjects of his work were interesting,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had seen his work in a museum setting instead of at his mansion and self-glorifying chapel of man! His works are powerful and deeply moving, depicting the pain and angst of the poor and the downtrodden. Viewed in his beautiful luxury mansion filled with rare and expensive art works he collected as well as in the humongous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of Guayasamin before visiting the museum. It's a $5-$8 15 minute cab ride from the old city; there are paintings displayed outdoors in addition to the main display. I enjoyed touring Guayasamin's house and listening to the museum guide tell the stories of the panel paintings. It was enjoyable to discover a new artist and learn... More 

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