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Museo Xul Solar

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Address: Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4824-3302

Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

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An original artist and his unconventional home

Xul Solar is a character like no other. His painting is shocking and original and his biography is absolutely unique. Trained as a musician and an architect he travelled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Xul Solar is a character like no other. His painting is shocking and original and his biography is absolutely unique. Trained as a musician and an architect he travelled extensively around Europe and absorbed all kind of influences. Back in Argentina he made close friendship with Borges and other notable intellectuals of his time. His work, usually classified as surrealist,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

An artist who deserves broader recognition. The museum is small and intimate, with a very low entrance fee. There is a collection of reading material in several languages, and the museum (which has a small but enterprising gift shop selection) sells books on the artist, including a couple in English. Well worth a visit.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A revolutionary artist not well known abroad. The museum has been located at the house that belonged to Xul Solar and received several accolades (among them the Mies van der Rohe for Latin America Prize).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

After the summer shut down, the Casa Museo XUL Solar reopened on March 2nd. Soon thereafter I went to have another, closer look, at the exhibits. The museum is run by the Pan Club foundation which is devoted to promoting the work of “Oscar Agustin Alejandro Schulz Solari” or XUL Solar as the artist chose to call himself. One early... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

A nice discovery out of the beaten track. We had never heard of this artist and this small museum was quite interesting despite the very limited information provided. We liked most of the fantastic/surrealist paintings and the convoluted house itself is worth a look. It is a pity that no more information is given on Xul Solar himself as it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

I stopped by the Xul Solar Museum on a recent visit to Buenos Aires and was quite impressed by the artist’s work, as well as the unique design of the building housing the museum. However, I would have appreciated more information about Xul Solar since I am not very familiar with his work. The museum simply displays the artwork rather... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The Museo Xul Solar houses Xul Solar's surrealist work in his former home. The museum has tons of his paintings. The only drawback to the museum is that they don't offer much guidance (e.g., map, or path to get around), but the space isn't hard to navigate. Also, if you have children, please know that you'll be asked to hold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

His paintings are colourful and modern. They are full of Masonic symbols - I am a Freemason - and I like that. The place is quiet, his books and posters are on sale there. If you like his paintings, wonderful. If you don't, a pñlace to avoid.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this neat museum featuring the work of Xul Solar. My one caveat would be that if you don't care for his work you may not find visiting the museum quite as enjoyable of course, but if you do like him or are just interested in a different artist then definitely go! I do wish there had been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Whenever we are in Buenos Aires........and it has been 2 years since..........we HAVE to stop here. Even the gal who takes our pesos remembers us. The descriptions before me are in perfect sync and accurate. SO give yourself a treat and seek out something different and delightful. Tuesday through Friday the museo is open from noon to 8 PM. Saturdays:... More 

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