Sometimes, the city of Buenos Aires is referred to as the “Paris of South America” as the city has a strong influence on European culture. When it comes to art, the city has plenty of museums showcasing the history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts, theatre, and popular music, as well as the preserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers, and artists. Numerous sculptures by famous sculptors like Auguste Rodin and Antoine Bourdelle can be watched in the city. The subjects vary from the subtle brushstrokes to the act of provocation representing the art circuit of portenos.
The permanent collection owned by Eduardo Constantini i.e. the Costantini Foundation is open to the public since 1990. This private, non-profit Constantini foundation decided to establish MALBA to collect, conserve, study and disseminate Latin American art, dating from the early 20th Century to the present day. Today, MALBA offers artworks produced in Latin America during the 20th Century. The collection of over two hundred and seventy works is contributed by Argentinean and Latin American artists. Works displayed in the museum expose the similarities as well as the differences between the artists. The venue also hosts some workshops, children's activities, and temporary exhibitions.
Address: Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires, C1425CLA, Argentina.
Located in Palermo’s busy and popular park district, this wonderful museum was built in 1966. This outstanding planet-shaped building of the museum featuring a 65-feet-wide cupola is one of the finest places in the city. Inside it, using a powerful laser system, outer space is recreated in its entire splendor with great details. There are samples of meteorites and several models depicting the history of space exploration.
Address: Av. Sarmiento s/n, C1425 CABA, Argentina.
Located inside of the Centro Cultural de Recoleta and adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetery, Museo Participativo de Ciencias features two floors full of science displays. Here children can actually touch, play and see how electricity, gravity, and many other things work. There are various rooms like the communication room; wave and sound room, mechanical room, with various interactive stands. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the wonders invented by science.
Address: Junín 1930, C1113 AAX, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Once a summer home of the famous Italian Lezama family, this historic Museum has a nice garden and a huge porch adorned with old canoes. The old well of it is still used for water. This is one of the most important and oldest museums in the country and has 33 rooms and three galleries. The museum offers dozens of items, arranged chronologically, which describe the history of Argentina.
Address: Defensa 1600, C1143 CABA, Argentina.
The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) is devoted to Argentine art. Located in Libertador Avenue, it contains one of the most important art collections in Latin America. The painter and art critic Eduardo Schiaffino was the first director of the MNBA. The museum shifted to its present location in 1933. The museum displays the world's largest collection of Argentine sculptures and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries and contains a library specializing in art. Watch the notable pieces by some of the most important 20th-century Argentine artists that include Renoir, Monet, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and van Gogh, as well as a surprisingly extensive collection of Picasso drawings.
Address: Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Aimed at children from 3 to 12 years old, Museo de Los Ninos Abasto is the first thematic and interactive museum in Buenos Aires. The main purpose of the museum is edutainment i.e. learn while you play and have fun. The activities and the environment of the museum, both are designed to bring out child's creativity with new learning techniques. Simultaneously, the kids will have a lot of fun in the process. A large variety of competitions, drawing, painting, and ceramics exhibitions by children can be watched at the venue.
Address: Av. Corrientes 3247, C1193 Buenos Aires, Argentina
One can find about 132 museums in the city, both private and public. Some museums are administered by the Culture Secretariat of the City Government that preserves an important heritage of the city. Some famous museums in the city of Buenos Aires are listed below.
Argentinian Puppet MuseumAddress: Estados Unidos 802, C1101 CABA, Argentina.
Historical Wax MuseumAddress: Dr. del Valle Iberlucea 1261, C1160 ABM, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández BlancoAddress: Suipacha 1422, C1011 CABA, Argentina.
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern ArtAddress: Av. San Juan 350, C1147 AAO, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museo SívoriAddress: Av. Infanta Isabel 555, C1268 ACK, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Film Museum "Pablo Ducros Hicken"Address: Agustín R. Caffarena 51, B1157 CABA, Argentina.
Museo de Arte Popular José HernándezAddress: Av. del Libertador 2373, C1425 AAJ, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museo Historico Cornelio de SaavedraAddress: Av. Crisólogo Larralde 6309, C1431 AQE, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museum of Spanish Art 'Enrique Larreta'Address: 2291 Juramento Street Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Benito Quinquela Martín MuseumAddress: Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Nacional de Bellas ArtesAddress: Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museum 'Evita'Address: Lafinur 2988, C1425 CABA, Argentina