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Museo de Arte Popular Jose Hernandez

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Lovely small museum you might overlook on your visit to BA.

Family Blanco collection from late 1880's to present that is currently housed in Palacio Noel. Very... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Fort Worth, TX
A tiny gem of a museum

Easily overlook this tiny museum has a fabulous collection of ponchos and some good examples of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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Avenida Del Libertador 2373, Buenos Aires C1425AAJ, Argentina
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Family Blanco collection from late 1880's to present that is currently housed in Palacio Noel. Very nice collection of religious icons, artwork, silver and furniture originally collected by Isaac Fernández Blanco, but added too by many since then. Well worth the visit if your hotel...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Over the years since 2008 and during our 2-3 month BA stays we ALWAYS enjoy a visit here. What makes it even easier, our apt has always been in the n'hood. There is an exhibit there NOW.........PONCHOS and it is truly worth your time to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Easily overlook this tiny museum has a fabulous collection of ponchos and some good examples of traditional artisan skills as well as the beautiful work of a major artist with a nice quiet feel to the courtyard with its majestic tree reaching above the walls....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The guidebooks state that this is a place to see the spectrum of popular arts and crafts from all over Argentina. No. There was a photo exhibition of German photographer Grete Stern's photos of Chaco people and their straw crafts. NOTHING like we expected. Check...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MontereyFoodie
Reviewed 4 August 2016

There is a bit of everything in this museum but I find it a bit disappointing that such a huge country with a wealth of indigenous and popular artistic manifestations are not better represented in a museum devoted to popular art. Still the building is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of the first things I did upon arrival to Buenos Aires this December is to check the new exhibits at the Museum of Popular Arts. It has been in renovation and preparations for a good bit of 2015, after the excellent exhibition on the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank medi470
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stopped by on a Saturday, this museum only has three exhibits and a garden, so don't expect it to take any more than an hour of your time. 10 pesos for entry. Silver and woodworking exhibits were average, textiles exhibit was incredible.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank exa200
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We were walking from Recoleta to Palermo and decided to pop in as we passed by. Though we spent at most an hour, the exhibits were all very interesting, the facility is impressive and the staff was helpful. Certainly worth stopping by if you are...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank mjetmore
Reviewed 16 January 2015

As soon as we arrived to Buenos Aires this year, I went to see if “El Museo De Arte Popular- José Hernandez” [The museum of folk art- José Hernández] has reopened after the renovations of last year. And to my delight, it has. As the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank medi470
Reviewed 4 March 2013

I caveat my review - I have no interest in textiles or silverware but I am a big museum fan. I'm glad I walked through but I didn't get a lot out of it. Front desk receptionist was incredibly kind, though, and the back garden...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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