Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín

Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín information

Location
Buenos Aires , Argentina
Address
Av Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835
Telephone
+54 11 4301 1080
More information
www.museoquinquela.gov.ar
Prices
suggested donation AR$20
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11:15am-6pm Sat & Sun
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Once the home and studio of surrealist painter Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of other classic Argentine artists. Martín used silhouettes of laboring men, smokestacks and water reflections as recurring themes, and painted with broad, rough brush strokes and dark colors. There are outdoor sculptures on the rooftop terraces, and the top tier has awesome views of the port.

In keeping with the museum’s maritime theme, there’s also a small but excellent permanent collection of painted wooden bowsprits, which are the carved statues projecting forward at the front of ships.