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“Small but beautiful”
Review of Ralli Museum

Ralli Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Ralli Museums is focused on drawing attention to the works of living Latin-American Artists. Additionally, it exhibits works by European 15th through 18th. Century artists, post-impressionism collections as well as paintings and sculptures representing other artistic trends. As a non-profit, private institution we do not accept donations or subsidies fromo either public or private sources. Nor do we engage in any kind of commercial activity; consequently, no dining facilities or museums shops are available in our premises. We hope you will enjoy this proposal as muchs as we have enjoyed preparing it for you.
seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“Small but beautiful”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It is located in the rich residential area known as the Beverly Hills of South America. There are two floors, with two courtyards with sculptures, some of Dali, and inside modern paintings by Alexander Calder upstairs and by Vilaro'. There is also free wifi.

Visited April 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Eclectic mixture”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This museum contains a large collection of mostly Latin American art - paintings and sculptures - that ranges from sort of kitschy representational sculptures to abstract expressionist paintings and includes a Botero and several Dali sculptures echoing some of his most famous paintings. Among the paintings a certain emphasis seems to be placed on surrealism but otherwise there isn't much of a theme. Because the museum prides itself on being non-commercial there is no gift shop so you can't even buy a catalogue or postcard - certainly non-commercial but also a little bit silly.

Visited March 2014
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Kearney, Nebraska
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“Interesting, self guided, low key”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Lots of modern art that was arranged so it was very personal...you could walk as close as you wanted to. You could interact with the statues in the garden. Very impressive...I want to see the rest of the Ralli museums now.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. An excellent collection of Latin American art beautifully displayed. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“When you need an activity indoors”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This place is a trip. The artwork is billed as surrealist, and includes a number of works by Salvador Dali, but the collection is mostly notable for being big and (visually) loud. The sculpture courtyard features too many bronzes for the space, and the paintings in the galleries lack any sort of subtlety. But the free museum ostensibly features Latin American artworks that "grabbed" the owners, and you can see how they did that. I did get a kick out of a series by a Brazilian artist who peopled paintings of circus folk with characters resembling Frida Kahlo self-portraits, but that was the cleverest thing I saw.

If you have an hour or so to kill and are rained in or burned out on the natural beauty of this part of Uruguay, this might be a good spot to see something completely different.

Visited February 2014
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