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Address: Sarandi 683, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
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(0 5982) 9162663

You'll find the abstract art of Joaquim Torres-Garcia, one of the country's...

You'll find the abstract art of Joaquim Torres-Garcia, one of the country's most influential modern artists, at this museum.

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I had seen the artist's work before and like it. So I was looking forward to seeing this gallery. It is good but I have seen bigger and better collections by this artist.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ivor M
London, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This small museum is dedicated to one of Uruguay's most famous artists. Each of its three floors features a single gallery devoted to one period of his career. The more iconic images (those featured on tourist merchandise throughout the city) are to be found on the first floor. I found these more compelling that the sculptural/found object essays or El... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen the artist's work before and like it. So I was looking forward to seeing this gallery. It is good but I have seen bigger and better collections by this artist.

Thank Ivor M
Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Joaquín Torres García is one of the greatest Uruguayan artists and a pillar of Constructivism. The museum has an ample collection that covers all periods of the artist's life and the diverse paths that his creativity explored. A few meters from Plaza Independencia, at the edge of the Ciudad Vieja.

Thank William G
Recife, PE
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Located on pedestrian street sarandi, near the Independence Square. It keeps in its collection the collection of the Uruguayan plastic artist Torres Garcia. It opens from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 18. There is also a small shop and art bookstore on the site.

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Windsor, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great examples of Torres Garcia artwork. Wonderful colors and gift shop is attached. He had a unique style and one of his most famous works was an upside down South America.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Obviously it depends on your appreciation of Torres García's work but the size of the museum, the careful arrangement of the pictures the charts explaining the different artistic periods of the painter, the historic buidling... it all adds to a wonderful experience. This is a really enjoyable place, especially if you like the style of this master of contemporary art.... More 

Thank Jesusmiguel58
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I went while in Montevideo for business. The museum has four floors and the entrance hall. The top two floors had an interesting local photography presentation. The two floors devoted to Torres Garcia showed the progression through different stages of work so there is not many of any type of painting but it is amazing to see the story of... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely small museum with 3 large galleries devoted to JTG. Only one had the famous constructivist paintings (saw more in BA) but still really nice. Bought a good wood toy which is a copy of his work. Surely worth a visit if you like 20th C art.

Thank Nathaniel B
Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is nice to visit and see the kind of paintings that the artist did. Since Uruguay is a small and quite young country there are note spectacular museums.

Thank alejk2016
san carlos,
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel manager suggested this museum and so glad I stopped in. First off, the art is wonderful and varied. I would suggest taking the old time elevator to the 4th floor and then walking down the carved wooden staircase between floors. All the explanations are in Spanish, but the paintings speak for themselves. Cost 100 pesos to enter -... More 

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