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“Ralli-ing Cry for Latin American Art”
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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.
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The privately established Ralli museums in various parts of the world have a mission - to bring best quality international art to the attention of the public, free. The Punta version executes in admirable fashion.

Set in the up-market Beverly Hills area of Punta del Este, the Museo Ralli is surrounded by quiet roads through parkland. A striking white building with an inner sculpture court, you are struck as soon as you enter by its high quality. Isn't that sculpture a Dali? A real one? Yes it is.

The curators have established a collection of Latin American art which focuses on Surrealist and magic realist schools. Artists from many Latin American countries throughout the twentieth century are included. (See my photos.)

The museum has permanent and some current exhibitions, with an eclectic choice of artists. (Good to see Beryl Cook rubbing shoulders with surrealism.) They also run workshops, music performances, family events and presentations. They are open during the summer afternoons and evenings, although you can also arrange access at other times.

Why not five stars? The gift selection is very small, with only a few postcards on display. And you can't sit down to a good cup of tea or coffee - no café here. But never fear, there's a nice little tea house close by on the Avenida Pedragosa Sierra. Go see it all!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We totally enjoyed our visit to Ralli Museum. Not only does it show some beautiful and interesting works by modern Latin American artists, it also has some fantastic paintings and sculptures by Dali! The building, along with the grounds, are also beautiful and easy to get around.

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Museo R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ralli Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Pamehla, We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your visit to our museum.Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience. Regards, Ralli Museum PdelE.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

For a free Art museum this is fantastic, The exhibition is quite large with artists such as Dali. Photography is allowed. Well worth an hour or two.

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Museo R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ralli Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Gerleg12, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience.Regards, Ralli Museum PdelE.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality of some of the works here, in a city which is not exactly a top art venue. There are works by Dali and other well-known artists. Unfortunately at the time of our visit the paintings wing was undergoing renovation, so we saw only the sculpture garden, but that alone was worth the visit. BTW, there is no entrance fee, as this is the policy for all Ralli museums.

Thank AlexFromJerusalem
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Museo R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ralli Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Alexfromjerusalem, Thank you for your comment. We hope you can visit us soon and contemplate the entire collection of the museum. Regards, Ralli Museums PdelE.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Really nice small museum in a good area. Like almost everything here, it is free. Museum itself is in very good condition. Good collection of Southern American art, not too contemporary :) Nice permanent exhibitions as well. Their sculpture garden is just a gem - very well positioned black sculptures. And lot of Dali sculptures in recesses in the walls. Museum is worth to visit, just take your time to enjoy it.

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Museo R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ralli Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Everiin, We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your visit to our museum.Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience. Regards, Ralli Museum PdelE.

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