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Museo Artequin

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Address: Portales 3530, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: 2/681-8687
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The Henri Picq designed glass-dome pavilion is an exhibit all its own in...

The Henri Picq designed glass-dome pavilion is an exhibit all its own in the grand hall of this interactive and educational art museum.

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Fun, quick and definitely a museum for the kids

This is a cool museum. The building itself is beautiful and unique from the outside which drew attention to me when visiting it. Every piece of art in this museum is a replica of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a cool museum. The building itself is beautiful and unique from the outside which drew attention to me when visiting it. Every piece of art in this museum is a replica of famous paintings from time and across the world (for the purpose of educating young children about art). The one thing I did appreciate about it is... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

For me, with an interest in buildings, the building itself was worth it. Cool building with a cool history. And, it's a great concept in general- though I have to admit, I was hoping for painted reproductions, such as advanced art students produce to practice technique. The other reviews that mention children's art is because the building is used for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

A vibrant art museum. Lots of children's voices, happiness everywhere. Activities for children certain times of day.

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

Despite an intriguing, eye-catching exterior, this museum is actually quite small and is aimed at children (paintings are hung at child level). There are some photo ops that can be had of the architecture, but not much else. I'd say that unless you're already in the Quinta Normal area, I'd skip this one. Admission is free on Sundays.

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Pescadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Children can walk and look at buildings, churches and museums for a certain amount of time before they start complaining. This breaks that up. This is a great place to expose or reinforce popular art; but more importantly they/we get to try out making art - physical interaction . And It is located in a beautiful historical building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

My adult daughters and I visited Artequin primarily to look at the building, Chile's exhibition building in Paris in 1889, and we found the architectural details fascinating. However, we also appreciated the way the museum presented art to young children. Copies of paintings were hung at kid level by art genre. Portraits included the Mona Lisa and Andy Warhol's Marilyn... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

The building itself is a wonder to behold (from the World's Fair in Paris, at the beginning of the 20th century - made of iron and glass) and what drew us to visit the museum with our two young boys, 4 and 6 years old. Aside from the building, the museum is basically filled with bad replicas of famous artwork,... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

I went there only once. The museum itself is educative: it contains copies of paintings from great masters and is mostly visited by schools. But the architecture is worth it: it was first built for the International Exposition in Paris, and then was brought back in pieces and rebuilt in Santiago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

Sometimes the package is more impressive than the contents. Check out my pics to see why. It's a very cool, unusual building. When I was there the exhibit was a collection of reproductions of great works of Western painting, mixed with some interesting lesser-known works. If you've been through some of the world's great museums, maybe it's not so interesting.... More 

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