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Review of Guayasamin Museum

Guayasamin Museum
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Capilla del Hombre and Guayasamin Museum Access
Ranked #6 of 279 things to do in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I went there by the advice of an Ecuadorian friend, not knowing what to expect, but definitely the museum and the story of Oswaldo Guayasamin exceed what I thought I was going to see.

People working on the foundation are extremely gentile, polite and they really know what are they talking about!

Thank RobertoLinares
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

As part of our tour of Quito and the Galapagos, our guide brought us to this museum. I had never heard of Oswaldo Guayasamin, who some call the Picasso of the South, but was immediately intrigued by the house and the art it contained. The residence is expansive, with striking architectural features and large collections of pre-Columbian art and paintings. One of the highlights was a video of the artist painting a friend of Guayasamin's, and it was uncanny how the essence of his friend developed on the canvas, which is there alongside the video in the room. Totally amazing to watch. When you visit this museum, also plan to go to La Capilla del Hombre (Chapel of Man), which houses his haunting paintings that address the topics of war, human rights abuses, and social justice.

1  Thank GreentreeMA
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I confess that I did not know Guayasamin's work. I am not his biggest fan. His paintings are dramatic intense and haunting.
And the house he built is beautiful - filled with art and antiquities. it alone is worth the visit.

Thank ICFD5
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This former residence of the artist has been converted a museum containing his large collection of pre-Columbian art as well as paintings by the artist and his contemporaries such as Chagall and Picasso. It appeared that only a guided tour is allowed. Two different videos featuring interviews with Guayasamin and his methods were very important to understanding and appreciation of his life and work. The house and grounds, perched high above Quito, are exquisitely maintained with sweeping views.

1  Thank reachingdreams
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We'd not heard of the man but so glad we followed a personal recommendation and visited. You need a taxi to get there as it is out of the central area but there is a line of taxis outside to get back at the end of your visit. Guayasamin came from very humble surroundings. We were stunned by the work on show - firstly his collection of artifacts in his wonderful house and secondly by his humanistic and large scale art in the museum. Our guide took us around the house and we felt we had plenty of time there. Another guide then took us around the museum and then left us to go back on our own. WE really enjoyed our visit and learning about this artist and his life and work.

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