Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
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This not-for-profit art museum and cultural center first opened its doors in 2001 with the mission to promote contemporary Latin American artists.
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Neighbourhood: Palermo
Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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  • lisabebe11
    116 contributions
    MALBA
    This was such a joy to visit. I loved the permanent collection. There was a special collection that featured mid-century household items. Many of the items were from the 80s, and before fun to see things I would have played with in a museum. I also loved seeing how media from the Falkland War was presented here.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Compass813918
    4 contributions
    Modern Latin American Art: social statements and objects exhibit
    The top (2) floor is an objects exhibit with a collection of chairs, old fridges, and a mounted helicopter. The main floor (1) had a Frida Kahlo exhibit with her self- portraits A. Parrot andMonkey and B. With Diego and third eye. It had a lot of art regarding gender and sexuality. Some of which I found disturbing to be honest- such as a postcard with instructions on how to make love to animals, other women, boys, etc. The basement had a smaller exhibit of temporary collection. It was 1600 pesos for adults and 800 for students. They also had a cafe/ restaurant on the main level. The second floor has a QR code for an audio guide on SoundCloud.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • kaet79
    73 contributions
    Great gallery
    My ten year old and I really loved this museum and the introduction it gave us to Latin American art. The exhibition "From Heaven to Home' on everyday Argentian household items (artist interpretations) was really interesting. We appreciated one of the guides explaining some of the works to us. The permanent collection has some great pieces. We missed the Frida exhibit due to the long line unfortunately. Recommend buying tickets online and skipping the que to purchase. We spent about 1.5 hrs looking at everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • brmusicman
    Chicago, Illinois3,187 contributions
    Lovely museum of manageable size with outstanding permanent collection
    We walked to MALBA from our hotel in Recoleta and bought an admission ticket same day. The museum is in a chic neighborhood of Buenos Aires with some beautiful homes, so we enjoyed the walk. The museum was great! We spent about 3 hours exploring its permanent collection and special exhibition. The museum’s design is lovely, and the museum is of a size that allows one to fully explore the collection without getting overwhelmed. The permanent collection featured many compelling paintings and sculptures from Latin American artists, and it gave me a new appreciation for how various contemporary art movements were expressed by artists from the region. The gallery was thoughtfully curated, and the English descriptions in the galleries were helpful for understanding the curation and context for the art. As is often true with art, exploring the art gave one a better sense of the region’s history and, in particular, of struggles faced by various populations. The special exhibition was also well-assembled and featured some quite humorous pop art. The gift shop had some really nice post cards. And the cafe, on the second floor, was a nice place to have a coffee and sweet treat as we transitioned from viewing the permanent collection to seeing the special exhibition. I’d definitely put this on your “must do” list for Buenos Aires if you enjoy art; we had a great visit, easily worth the price of admission.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Stay51737356334
    Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
    Best museum of Buenos Aires
    Amazing experience. The best museum of Buenos Aires! A must see if you are in the city. The art collection is outstanding and well organized. Also the beautiful building helps you to get into the mood and the to art to shine with all its power!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 December 2023
  • itsGREGSWORLD
    Tarpon Springs, Florida215 contributions
    Beautiful Modern Art Museum in Buenos Aires
    Mostly modern art don the walls and floors of this beautiful art museum. When we were there, they had two Frida Kahlo's and that was a treat for us. Try the coffee shop on the SECOND floor instead of the busy one on ground floor, for incredible snacks and some of the best coffee we had in Argentina.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 December 2023
  • MountainBox
    Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions
    Great Museum. Interesting visit. I'll definitely come back.
    Excellent Art Museum at the heart of the Palermo neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Very interesting collection of Latin American Art. The museum sits in an easily accessible area of the city surrounded by many other touristic attractions. The architecture of the building housing the museum is beautiful and organic with the collection. It is easy to visit and enjoy. It has a good museum store. Admission is inexpensive and the museum will provide a very good value for what it offers.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 January 2024
  • David B
    Annapolis, Maryland41 contributions
    Modern Art Museum - Great Art - Fun Place
    This museum has two Frida Kahlo paintings. Modern art. Highly recommend. Very nice collection. Really enjoyed seeing the two Frida Kahlo paintings. Very reasonable price to get in. So glad we went.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
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Vacati0nMania
Hartford, CT165 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a small museum with a decent rotating collection. We were excited for a Frida Kahlo exhibit but a little disappinted that there were only 2 pieces in the exhibit. There is a lovely and comfortable solarium on the 2nd floor that was a pleasant place for an afternoon break and cold beverage. If you're in the area, it's worth checking out. I wouldn't make a special trip to go to it.
Written 21 February 2024
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aleksandra s
Belgrade, Serbia480 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic museum, excellent permanent collection. We were lacky to see also Cecilia Vicuñas work, which is really something specisl. Well kept, pure perfection. You can come by Hop-on-hop-off bus, spend lovely 2-3hours. Price ARS 4.000, Wdnesday 2.000.
Written 9 February 2024
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David B
Annapolis, MD41 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This museum has two Frida Kahlo paintings. Modern art. Highly recommend. Very nice collection. Really enjoyed seeing the two Frida Kahlo paintings. Very reasonable price to get in. So glad we went.
Written 29 January 2024
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MountainBox
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Excellent Art Museum at the heart of the Palermo neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Very interesting collection of Latin American Art. The museum sits in an easily accessible area of the city surrounded by many other touristic attractions. The architecture of the building housing the museum is beautiful and organic with the collection. It is easy to visit and enjoy. It has a good museum store. Admission is inexpensive and the museum will provide a very good value for what it offers.
Written 7 January 2024
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itsGREGSWORLD
Tarpon Springs, FL215 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Mostly modern art don the walls and floors of this beautiful art museum. When we were there, they had two Frida Kahlo's and that was a treat for us. Try the coffee shop on the SECOND floor instead of the busy one on ground floor, for incredible snacks and some of the best coffee we had in Argentina.
Written 15 December 2023
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Stay51737356334
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Amazing experience. The best museum of Buenos Aires! A must see if you are in the city. The art collection is outstanding and well organized. Also the beautiful building helps you to get into the mood and the to art to shine with all its power!
Written 13 December 2023
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Earl R
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Enjoyable experience easy to get around. Nice selection of art. Beautiful facility
I will definitely return when I come back to BA.
Written 13 December 2023
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL3,187 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We walked to MALBA from our hotel in Recoleta and bought an admission ticket same day. The museum is in a chic neighborhood of Buenos Aires with some beautiful homes, so we enjoyed the walk.

The museum was great! We spent about 3 hours exploring its permanent collection and special exhibition. The museum’s design is lovely, and the museum is of a size that allows one to fully explore the collection without getting overwhelmed. The permanent collection featured many compelling paintings and sculptures from Latin American artists, and it gave me a new appreciation for how various contemporary art movements were expressed by artists from the region. The gallery was thoughtfully curated, and the English descriptions in the galleries were helpful for understanding the curation and context for the art. As is often true with art, exploring the art gave one a better sense of the region’s history and, in particular, of struggles faced by various populations.

The special exhibition was also well-assembled and featured some quite humorous pop art.

The gift shop had some really nice post cards. And the cafe, on the second floor, was a nice place to have a coffee and sweet treat as we transitioned from viewing the permanent collection to seeing the special exhibition.

I’d definitely put this on your “must do” list for Buenos Aires if you enjoy art; we had a great visit, easily worth the price of admission.
Written 2 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DrCDB
Chile507 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is quite an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, etc. It can get the felling that it is a bit busy and not that well organized the different art collects.
Written 3 October 2023
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kaet79
melbourne73 contributions
Jul 2023
My ten year old and I really loved this museum and the introduction it gave us to Latin American art. The exhibition "From Heaven to Home' on everyday Argentian household items (artist interpretations) was really interesting. We appreciated one of the guides explaining some of the works to us. The permanent collection has some great pieces.

We missed the Frida exhibit due to the long line unfortunately. Recommend buying tickets online and skipping the que to purchase. We spent about 1.5 hrs looking at everything.
Written 24 July 2023
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