Museums in South America | Art Galleries & Exhibits

Argentina

Balcarce
Fangio Museum
Mitre B. & Dardo Rocha, Balcarce 762
Dedicated to the former legendary race car driver Juan Manuel Fangio with information and history of cars.

Buenos Aires

Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes
Avenida Del Libertador 1473, C1425AAA

Museu de Arte Latino Americano, Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415

Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences
3099 Av. Libertad - Plaza Espana, Mar del Plata

Museu de Arte Moderno
Av. San Juan 350 (C1143AAO)

PROA Fundacion
Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, C1169

Cordoba

Córdoba Historical Museum

Museo Emilio Caraffa - Carrafa Fine Arts Museum
Av. Poeta Lugones 411
Opened in 1914 and attempts to establish the dynamics production between artistics memory and circulation of contemporary art.

Museo Polifacético Rocsen
Alto de la Quinta, 5887, Nono

Molinos
Museo James Turrell
Ruta Provincial 53 km 20
devoted to the art works of James Turrell, an acclaimed contemporary artists, with art pieces spanning five decades.

Puerto Madryn
Natural Science and Oceanographic Museum
Domecq Garcia y Jose Menendez, Puerto Madryn 9120

Rosario
Museo Experimental de Ciencias Municipal de Rosario
Montevideo 1 Parque Urquiza, 2000

Trelew
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Fontana 140, Trelew Patgonia

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Brazil


Amazonas

Manaus
Teatro Amazonas Museum
Largo de Sao Sebastiao, s/n, Manaus 69025-140

Museu de Ciências Naturais
Estrada Belem, s/n, Colonia Cachoeira Grande Aleixo
Exhibits on a diverse collection of butterflies, insects and rare species of fish in the region


Bahia

Porto Seguro
Museu Histórico Cultural de Porto Seguro
Rua Antonio Ricaldi, s/n, Porto Seguro 45810-000

Salvador
Museu de Arte Moderna - MAM
Av. Contorno, s/n, Solar do Unhâo

Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado
Largo do Pelourinho 51, Salvador 40026-280
An interesting museum in a popular part of the city dedicated to one of most famous Brazilian modern writers.

Museu Náutico da Bahia, Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
Largo do Farol da Barra 40140-650

Museu de Arte da Bahia - MAB
Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2.340 Corredor da Vitória, Salvador 40080-001

Museu de Carlos Costa Pinto
Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2490

Museu Casa de Rui Barbosa


Ceara

Fortaleza
Museu de Cachaça
Acesso pela CE-065 - Sen. Virgilio Tavora

Parana
Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Parana

Pernambuco

Recife
Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Av. 17 de agosto, 2.187 52061-540


Minas Gerais

Ouro Preto
Museu de Oratório
St. Carmel Novitiate

Museu de Ciência e Técnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP
Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto
Over 20,000 geological items from various regions of the world.

Museu do Aleijadinho
Rua Bernardo Vasconcelos, nº 179 - Bairro Antônio Dias e Largo do Coimbra S/N - Centro, Ouro Preto, 35400-000
Houses works of religious art and visual art ofr the purpose of conserving and disseminating valuable collection of the Parish of Our Lady.

Museu da Inconfidência
Praca Tiradentes 139
This former prison has exhibits about history of Ouro Preto, 18th and 19th century furniture, religious art, oratories, paintings and the revolution of slavery.

Belo Horizonte
Museu de Artes e Ofícios
Praca Rui Barbosa, 600 Centro, Belo Horizonte 30160-000
interesting artifacts on display from the mid-20th century


Rio de Janeiro

Petropolis
Museu Imperial
Rua da Imperatriz, 220 Centro, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro 25610-320
Has roughly 300,000 museum artifacts and bibliographic available along with exhibitions and educational projects.


Rio de Janeiro
Museu de Arte Moderna
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85 Parque do Flamengo
A superb collection of art in Flamengo Park including Picasso, Rodin, Brancusi, Max Ernst, and national artists from Brazil and abroad is featured in a concrete and glass building.

Museu Histórico Nacional
Praca Marechal Ancora, Rio de Janeiro
features more than 287,000 items, including the largest numismatic collection of Latin America.

Museu da Republica
Rua do Catete 153, Rio de Janeiro,
A quaint yet well cared for park in the neighborhood of Catete

Fundação Planetário da Gávea
Rua Vice Governador Rubens Berardo, 100 - Gávea
A history of astronomy and science through records of images taken since its beginnings until the present time.

Museu Nacional UFRJ

Museu do Índio

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Mirante da Boa Viagem s/n Boa Viagem, Niteroi 24210-390


Rio Grande do Sul

Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS
Av. Ipiranga, 6681, Porto Alegre 90619

Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul
Praça da Alfândega, s/n° Centro - 90010-150
collections of art works from many popular artists from southern Brazil in a fantastically designed building.


São Paulo

Campos do Jordão
Museu Felicia Leirner
Avenue Dr. Luis Arrobas Martins, 1880, 124600-300
A beautiful park with Felicia Leirner's art pieces, bronze sculptures, and more.

São Paulo (city)
Museu Futbol top picks
Praça Charles Miller, S/N Estádio do Pacaembu
A history on the cultural significance of Futbol in the 20th and 21st century in Brazil

Museum Of The Portuguese Language
Praça da Luz, s/nº Centro - São Paulo, Sao Paulo

Itau Cultural

TAM Museum
Rod. Eng. Thales de Lorena Peixoto Junior, Sao Carlos
displays are dedicated to history of airplanes. An excellent collection featuring older replicas, civilian, and military planes.

Museu Afro Brasil
Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10
Features over 3,000 artifacts from Brazil's history, including the experience of African slaves and their descendants out of culture and customs which have come to represent the largest South American country and economy.

Museu Paulista
Praca da Independencia Ipiranga 04263
also called Museu of Ipirange is a scientific, cultural and educational institution focused on history of Brasil and Sao Paulo. Ticket fee includes entrance it nearby Zoology museum.

FAAP - Museu de Arte Brasileira

MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo top picks
Avenida Paulista, 1578, Sao Paulo 01310
features fammous artists and promote visual arts, and the development and cultural improvement of the Brazilians.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea - (MAC Universidade de São Paulo)
Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral, 1301

MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna

Palacio das Artes

Santos
Museu do Café
Rua XV de Novembro, 95 Centro, 11310-401
A history of coffee bean production dating back to the colonial period


Chile

La Serena

Museo Arqueológico de La Serena
Cordovez esquina Cienfuegos s/n, La Serena
Outlines the history, culture, religion, fauna, flora and domestic trade in Chile (Patagonia).

Punta Arenas

Museo Salesiano Maggiorino Borgatello
Avenida Bulnes 336

San Pedro de Atacama

Museo Arqueológico R. P. Gustavo Le Paige
Gustavo Le Paige 380
Dedicated to the Belgian Jesuit Priest, Gustavo Le Paige, surrounding his interest in the Atacama desert and archaelogical finds.

Santa Cruz

Museo Colchagua top picks
Avenida Errázuriz 145, Valle de Colchagua
A surprisingly large and diverse museum detailing the culture and history of Chile and South America.

Santiago

Museo de Arte Contemporanea

Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
Matucana 501
A museum dedicated to improving awareness of the human rights violations committed by Chile from 1973 to 1990

Museo de Arte Precolombino
Bandera 361, Centro
Includes a permanent exhibition on pre-Columbian art of the Americas and a temporary exhibition

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Parque Forestal s/n

Museo Fonck - Arqueología e Historia
4 Norte #784, Vina del Mar

Museo de Arte Popular Americano - Universade de Chile
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 227

Museo Historical Nacional
Plaza de Armas

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural


Colombia


Bogota

Museo del Oro top picks
Parque de Santander, en la carrera 5a esquina de la calle 16 centro
Great displays of amazing gems of gold and considered a must-see

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Calle 11 No. 4-41
Excellent collection oof 208 pieces of art works from the artist Fernando Botero including international pieces.

Cartegena

Museo Naval Del Caribe
Calle San Juan de Dios No. 3-62, Plaza Santa Teresa, Centro Historico
Two floors with exhibitions on piracy, colonization, and settlement, the Bolivean era and independence.

San Andres Island

Island House Museum
Av. Circunvalar km 5

Peru

Arequipa

Museo Santuarios Andinos
La Merced

Museo de Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa
Melgar 303

Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa Main Square

Cusco

Museo Inka
Cuesta del Almirante 103

Museo Pre-Colombian Art
Plaza de las Nazarenas 231

Ica

Museo Regional de Ica
Calle Ayabaca, cuadra 8 S/Nº; Urbanización San Isidro
exhibits on ceramics, mummies and Paracas mantles and colonial times items

Lima

Museo Amano
Retiro
Houses a collection of various pre-Incan cultures, specifically the Chancay, tissue samples, and ceramics.

Museo del Congreso y de la Inquisición
Plaza Bolivar. Jr. Junín #548
Formerly a prison with underground dungeons and torture chambers that were used to punish accused heretics is now a museum.

Museo Nacional Arqueología, Antropología e Historia
Plaza Bolivar
An assortment of flawlessly maintained pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's

Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera

Museo de Arte de Lima

Uruguay

Montevideo

Museo del Artes Visuales

Museo del Andes
619 Rincón Street 11.000
memorial for the 29 Uruguayans who died in the Andes in 1972, when their airplane crashed from Montevideo to Santiago de Chile.

Museo Gurvich
Ituzaingo 1377 Plaza Matriz
A collcetion of paintings, murals and sculptures from the Latin American artist José Gurvich.

Punta Del Este

Museo Ralli
Los Arrayanes esquina Pitangas, Barrio Beverly Hills (
Artifr om Latin America and a section decicated to Salvador Dali.
[ONLY open during So. American summer]

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