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The exact quote by its founder says it all: "an open and participative cultural space, where the lead role is played by the public".

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MALBA

An artistic treasure.

The Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art is based on the extensive collection of Eduardo F. Constantini. At the end of the last century, after a travelling exhibition through Europe and America, this private collector and patron of the arts promoted the construction of a building (through his foundation) to permanently display his magnificent treasure trove of art. In 2001, the space for this gallery was inaugurated in the Palermo neighbourhood, housing over two hundred works of art from modern Latin-American artists, such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Antonio Berni and Joaquín Torres García. The architectural project, chosen from a contest with over 450 proposals, is the creation of Argentineans Gaston Atelman, Martin Fourcade and Alfredo Tapia. The aim to integrate the museum into the urban design of the city and the everyday life of its inhabitants reflects the wish of its founder. Eduardo F. Constantini defended the museum as "an open and participative cultural space, where the lead role is played by the public". The museum offers guided tours, cinema seasons and cultural courses to any visitor who supports this idea. Don’t forget, the museum closes on Tuesdays.



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