Museo Torres Garcia, Montevideo

4.1
Art lovers should make some time for Museo Torres Garcia, showing the life's work of Uruguayan avant-garde artist Joaquin Torres Garcia. Founded by his widow after his death in 1949, the museum houses a collection of his art, as well as a library, theater, and workshop space. Check out his eclectic portraits of historical figures, Cubist-inspired paintings, furniture, and the children's toys he designed. Besides the art, you can view photographs and newspaper clippings about him and his family, or read the Spanish inscriptions below every painting with some of his thoughts on art. Plan your Museo Torres Garcia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Montevideo using our Montevideo trip builder app.
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  • Montevideo was our last cruise port. Lovely clean city with old style charm. A small free museum with a nice gift shop and artwork. We kept seeing his depiction of Uruguay on many t shirts. Worth....  more »
  • Four floors, small galleries, good introduction to Torres Garcia's artistry. Certainly not overwhelming in number, made up for by the lack of crowds. Great place for peaceful viewing.  more »
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  • 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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