The Museo Torres García is located in the historic Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) of Montevideo where unusual portraits of historical icons and cubist paintings akin to Picasso's paintings, painted by Joaquín Torres García are exhibited. The museum was established by Manolita Piña Torres, the widow of Torres Garcia after his death in 1949 who also set up the García Torres Foundation, a private non-profit organization which organizes the paintings, drawings, original writings, archives, objects and furniture designed by the painter as well as the photographs, magazines and publications related to him.
The museum attracts over 85,000 visitors a year, not only for its exhibits but also because it functions as a temporary library (on the ground floor) and as a theatre (in the basement) and attracts a significant number of art students, school children, and tourists with guided tours and educational workshops. The museum has seven floors, with the first three floors used as exhibition space and the upper floors for educational activities and art workshops.
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Steven Silverman | Mar 19, 2018
Great historical collection. Enjoyable space for seeing this twentieth century Uruguayan artist.
Romi Curbelo | Nov 20, 2017
It's a nice place to spend time with or without people, generally people interested in art (you will find some paintings and sculptures there)
José Roberto M. Garcia | Feb 13, 2018
Disappointed with Torres Garcia's art, much more interesting was another artist who shared the museum.
Fernando De Araujo / FDA | Jan 14, 2016
Little museum. Bit boring. In fact the museum concentrates around the work of the artist de Torres Garcia who might be a big name in Uruguay but not really well known outside. For art historians it might be interesting to look at the work and compare it to the developments outside of Uruguay. ****
Guillermo Lugrin | Mar 5, 2018
Kieran Hayde | May 5, 2018
If you’re a big Torres García fan then this is for you. It was good to learn about the breadth of his work as I really only knew his most famous pieces but I wasn’t that impressed by the collection. I was really hoping to see the well known sketches of South America but these were packed away after returning from overseas exhibitions. FAIL! If you’re not a big fan, head to the Museo de Artes Visuales in Parque Rodó where you’ve got a few pieces by him and loads of other great art. Oh and that museum is free.
Jesse Elliott | Aug 15, 2018
This is a pleasant, well-organized museum, but it is a bit beat up and the overall building is dated, in a way that feels tired as it probably wasn't fantastic to start with. I give it a 5 because I think it is a very important museum for art history and I'm very glad I went as it didn't generally let me down. It is easy to get through all 4 floors in an hour or so. Probably it could have many more works on display, but it does have a few nice surprises, and some historical perspective too - all in Spanish.
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