Top museums: Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

Today, we’re travelling to Buenos Aires. MALBA, Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires should be at the top of the list for art lovers visiting Argentina’s capital. It’s also at number 24 of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for 2015.

A museum dedicated exclusively to 20th-century Latin American art, Malba Fundación Costantini houses a collection like none other anywhere in the world. From the outset, the collection has encompassed the most important tendencies and movements in art from the region regardless of media or support. As such, it includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, collages, photographs, installations, and artist’s objects produced throughout the entire region, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina.

Since opening to the public in 2001, one of the museum’s main aims has been the permanent exhibition of most of its artistic holdings, offering visitors innovative readings and different approaches to the history of Latin American art. With works from the early modern and avant-garde movements to contemporary production from the late 20th century, the way the collection is exhibited varies as new works are brought in thanks to the Acquisitions Program and generous donations from artists and their families, as well as private individuals.

With an impressive permanent collection and ongoing temporary exhibitions, MALBA certainly is one of the top art museums in Buenos Aires. While there, you can take a break at the Café des Arts and buy a souvenir at one of their stores.

And now, enjoy some of the highlights from MALBA’s outstanding collection...

Alejandro Xul Solar, ‘Pareja’ (The Couple), 1923

Antonio Berni, ‘Manifestación’ (Demonstration), 1934

Frida Kahlo, ‘Autorretrato con chango y loro’ (Self-portrait with Monkey and Parrot), 1942

Antonio Dias, ‘Querida, voce está bem?’ (Dear, Are You All Right?), 1964

Fernando Botero, ‘Los Viudos’ (The Widowers), 1968