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Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín information
Once the home and studio of Benito Quinquela Martín (1890–1977), this fine-arts museum exhibits his works and those of more contemporary Argentine artists. The top floor displays Martín’s surrealist paintings, whose broad, rough brush-strokes and dark colors use the port, silhouettes of laboring men, smokestacks and water reflections as recurring themes. 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 is also a small but excellent permanent collection of painted wooden bowsprits, which are the carved statues projecting forward at the front of ships.