Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo

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Acquaint yourself with the works of local Uruguayan artists at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Since its inauguration in 1911, the museum has hosted vast permanent collections of famous Uruguayan artists' work, as well as numerous temporary foreign exhibits. View more than 6,000 pieces by Uruguayan painters, among them Rafael Barradas, Pedro Figari, and Jose Cuneo. In addition, you'll see a selection of artworks by Picasso, Rodin, Klee, and other international artists. Admire the paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches, and rest in the peaceful garden area. Put Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Located in the midst of the natural environment of Parque Rodo, this museum offers a look at Uruguay's most creative minds. Block out a couple of hours to check out the nation's largest art...  more »
  • First thing is, they need a sign out front so you know where to go! Maybe I had a crappy map: I spent an hour walking around Parque Rodó looking for the place. So if you're lost, just look for the....  more »
  • I love modern art museums, you never know what to expect, but I always find exhibits that amuse and entertain me. There is quite a bit of video art here, I found the exhibit of the "Cow munching grass from a Bucket" together with the sounds, most amusing. Then there is the video show of the two guys formally dressed making bird like noises. The art is very well spread out in big spaces, I was first in on Saturday when it opened at 1.00pm and had the place to myself. This is a nice very spacious artistic area, and free to visit. There is a small green park area outside and of coffee shop. Definitely worth a visit, go with an open mind and enjoy.
  • A beautiful place of contemporary art and modern architecture. Thoughtfully planned, spacious exhibition of paintings, installations, projections and sculptures. There is no English tour guide available however the entry and locker are free. The museum is relatively small compared to other capitals but intimate and will take you about 60-90 minutes to explore depending on your lust of interpretation. CCTV was in operation everywhere and guards were standing at every corner of the exhibition which was kind of odd. There's an inviting yet pricey café at the entrance waiting for you after the visit. Can recommend to dip into Uruguayan perspective on modern art!
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