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The MALBA – Buenos Aires’ Latin American Art Museum

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, or MALBA, originally sponsored by art collector Eduardo Constantini, showcases a beautiful collection of Latin American art dating from the early 20th century to present day, an important film program, diverse literary activities, and educational and cultural activities.Located in the lovely Palermo neighborhood, the MALBA is a vibrant and participative cultural arena that is enjoyable for the entire community.

Admiring the exterior architecture of the museum is worth the trip in its self.But it is HIGHLY unadvisable to stop at that.Upon entering, light floods into the large and open space through a wall of windows, highlighting the impressive contemporary structure of the building.The journey through post-modern Latin American art begins, unraveling differences and similarities between artists, styles, and techniques.The first floor contains the permanent collection, which presents a considerable panorama of Latin American 20th century art.Ascending to the second floor reveals the more cutting-edge collections that come from across the globe.

Although $10 pesos is a small price to pay for such a grand experience, take advantage of the free entrance on Wednesdays.Caution: you won’t be the only one with that idea and it does get crowded.The museum is open daily (except Tuesdays) from noon to 8 pm, and 9 pm on Wednesdays.