Museo de Artes Visuales

Museo de Artes Visuales information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
Lastarria 307
Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro
Telephone
+56 2 2 664 9337
Getting there
Metro: Bellas Artes
More information
www.mavi.cl
Prices
CH$1000, free Sun
Opening hours
10:30am-6:30pm Tue-Sun
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Exposed concrete, stripped wood and glass are the materials local architect Cristián Undurraga chose for the stunningly simple Museo de Artes Visuales. The contents of the four open-plan galleries are as winsome as the building: top-notch modern engravings, sculptures, paintings and photography form the regularly changing temporary exhibitions.

Admission includes the Museo Arqueológico de Santiago (MAS; Santiago Archeological Museum), tucked away on the top floor. The low-lighted room with dark stone walls and floors makes an atmospheric backdrop for a small but quality collection of Diaguita, San Pedro and Molle ceramics, Mapuche jewelry and Easter Island carvings.