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MACBA -Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aire

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San Telmo
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Address: Avenida San Juan 328, Buenos Aires C1147AAO, Argentina
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+54 11 5299-2010

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A small, informative exhibition

The museum exhibits around one theme at a time. The architecture of the museum is quite interesting and it's calm and quiet which invites you to contemplate the art on display if... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
Lucia S
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I'm far from being an art critic but I can tell that the 4 floors of this museum are currently underutilized. The price of the ticket does not even include a brochure. The references to each piece of work are available in each floor written in plasticized notes that cannot be taken away. The video that was part of the... More 

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

It's basically just four floors with almost nothing to see there. For what you get even 60 pesos is too much!

Thank Aneliya B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The museum exhibits around one theme at a time. The architecture of the museum is quite interesting and it's calm and quiet which invites you to contemplate the art on display if that way inclined.

Thank Lucia S
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. I walked to san Telmo and to this museum. Find a hotel downtown and walk everywhere in Buenos Aires. They re-staged La Menesunda by Marta Minujin. The exhibit caused a sensation in the 1960. It is also very interactive, from a couple in bed and going inside a woman's head. I am... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Nice building... and that's about it. Four nice large floors, very empty but for a few paintings here and there (Geometrical shapes....). Maybe we hit the wrong temporary exhibition, maybe we hit the wrong museum? Obviously this should be to some visitors taste (go figure...), although it seems not many were enjoying their visit when we were there!

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MACBAmuseo, Guest Relations Manager at MACBA -Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aire, responded to this review

There was 30 paintings on the exhibition, many of them with large scale. Thanks. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

The exhibition we saw was all about geometric interpretations forms by local Argentinian artists. This is a private, not for profit museum in an interesting building with a curator with a magnificent eye for putting together interesting thematic exhibitions. It is a not to miss museum for those interested in contemporary art. Pia Landro, the curator of educacion, was fabulous.... More 

Thank Junebughiker
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

If you are interested in contemporary art, this is definitely a place to go. In this new concrete and glass building there are 3 floors for you to visit. Watch out on their website what they exhibit actually.

Thank aggib2015
Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

we arrived at this relatively small musuem not knowing what to expect, to discover only how cool and inspiring this museum is, the building itself, and the collection, very diverse, colorful, and interesting, our personal favorite was the basement where you float through a wonderous world or modern art through visual effects! Loved it! Absolutely worth a visit and for... More 

Thank RichardLVDV
Alaro, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We visited during the cromofobia exhibition in Nov 2014, I don't think that helped. The exhibition space itself is formed in grey concrete with low ceilings and dim lighting. added to this very neutral palette was a scattering of B&W pieces of very modest interest. The problem for me was that whole experience was deeply claustrophobic and depressing. As a... More 

Thank Shanegg
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This unexpected treasure at the end of Defensa and just beyond the Plaza Dorrego is indeed worth it - though it's likely not a good choice if you can only deal with representational, pre-20th Century art. If you embrace all kinds of art and want to see the very latest in what people are doing, it's an amazing museum. Three... More 

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