Museums in Recoleta
Buenos Aires Cultural
1.Museum of Architecture and Design of the Central Society of Architects (Marq)
It was created by the Central Society of Architects at the end of 2000, with the aim of preserving, displaying and disseminating the national and international architectural and urban heritage. It is located in the former water tower of the Retiro railway complex. The building, built in 1915, is a remarkable example of the railway architecture developed in Argentina. The covered area of 280 m² is distributed over four floors.
Address Av. Del Libertador 999 Telephone 4800 1888 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.socearq.org
2. Palais de Glace
Opened in 1910, the Palais de Glace was built to house an ice skating rink. It is currently the most important institutional space of the National State for the exhibition of Argentine art and the National Salon of Visual Arts, the most important contest of the country that awards prizes in painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, ceramics, textile art, photography, and new Supports and installations. It has a heritage of about one thousand works. It has a library and guided tours service. Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address Posadas 1725 Telephone 4804 1163 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.palaisdeglace.gob.ar
3. National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important in Latin America and has the largest collection of Argentine art in the country. Located in the Recoleta district, it was inaugurated in 1896, although its current headquarters dates back to 1933, in a building reformed at the time by the architect Alejandro Bustillo to receive the permanent collection.
Among the international art heritage of the museum are works by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Chagall, and Picasso. Among the most important Argentine painters, he has works by Cándido López, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Fernando Fader, Benito Quinquela Martín, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso and Antonio Seguí. The museum also has a photography room, a pre-Columbian Andean art, two terraces of sculptures and a library with 150,000 copies.
Address Av. Del Libertador 1473 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.mnba.org.ar
4. Participatory Science Museum
Founded in 1988, this museum is dedicated to the dissemination of science in a playful and participatory manner. Although it is open to the public of all ages, the museum is very attractive for children, because it encourages their natural curiosity to discover and to know more about the sciences. The museum operates within the Centro Cultural Recoleta and offers interactive exhibits that encourage learning through play. It has several thematic rooms: Visual Perception (related to optical illusions), Mechanics (laws and principles that govern the mechanical world), Tech (everything related to technology), Forces of Nature (winds, water, and other natural phenomena), And became light (the universe of light), Do not follow the current (electricity), Art (dedicated to the history of art), The table is served (origin and utility of food), Do not kill me Mathematics and Music, waves and sound.
Address Junin 1930 Phone 4807 3260 E-mail [email protected] Web address www.mpc.org.ar
5. Museum of the Book and the Language
This place is an invitation to visit the national culture, to discover the power of the language and to recognize yourself as a reader.
The Museum wants to be artistic space, playful experience, pedagogical commitment, the threshold of the Library and scope for common thinking.
Here, and through different devices (panels, showcases, games and multimedia contents), the language spoken by the Argentines is displayed in its regional heterogeneity and in its transformations.
The exhibition dedicated to the book exposes fundamental pieces conceived as acts of the author, cultural milestones, moments of the edition or the technologies of impression and includes a celestial map of the Argentine publishers.
The museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 2 to 7 pm
Av. Las Heras 2555, City of Buenos Aires 4808-0090 [email protected] http://museo.bn.gov.ar/
6. House Museum of Ricardo Rojas
The front of the house of Ricardo Rojas is a replica of the Historic House of Tucumán. It was inhabited by the writer and reference of the national culture. He was the creator of the first chair of Argentine Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He built his house following his "euríndica" theory, an aesthetic proposal that demanded the dialogue of the European with the American.
The building imitates an Altoperuano palace, the courtyard is inspired by the facade of the Church of San Lorenzo de Potosí, but in its friezes, you can see decorative details with figures of Inca mythology: the sun, the Inca, corn and other Fruits of the earth. It is a beautiful place to visit, where in addition the Museum placed some tables for visitors to rest for a while.
The Inca library, its walls are covered with pre-Columbian drawings and on the lintel of the access door, there is a reproduction of the frieze of the Puerta del Sol of the Tiahuanaco, the Bolivian temple.
The bibliographic collection of the Museum reaches about 25,000 copies, and its theme focuses mainly on humanism, social sciences, and intercultural and indigenous studies of America.
Address: Charcas 2837 Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 to 19. Admission: $ 20. Children under 12 years old, retired and students, free admission. Wednesday, free.
7. The Jorge Luis Borges International Foundation
Created by Maria Kodama, his widow, on August 24, 1988.
The beautiful site with the house in which the Borges family lived between 1938 and 1943. There Borges wrote "The Circular Ruins". To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of this story, the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires authorized the placement of a plaque on the front of this property, located at Anchorena 1672.
The Foundation houses objects that belonged to Borges: his library, the first editions of his books and some manuscripts; His collection of canes, pictures, his talismans. Likewise, the prizes, decorations, and diplomas received. In the first floor has been recreated his bedroom of the house of the street Maipú 994.
Address: Anchorena 1660