Museo Xul Solar, Buenos Aires

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Whether you’re familiar with his work or not, Museo Xul Solar provides an interesting insight into the life and art of this Argentine painter and inventor. The museum, located inside his home, contains a collection of his paintings, sculptures, and personal objects. Take a glimpse into the artist’s life and check out the house he lived in and designed himself, with stairs and doors that lead nowhere, or interesting passageways connecting rooms in a number of ways. In addition to his vibrant paintings, the museum also contains Solar’s personal library made up of more than 3,500 books including those of his friend, Jorge Luis Borges. Our Buenos Aires day trip planning app makes visiting Museo Xul Solar and other Buenos Aires attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The building is certainly unique, and if you like modern art the Xul Solar will certainly delight. It's not the biggest building or collection, so don't go in expecting a blockbuster. I did enjoy.....  more »
  • Interesting , if small, collection from an artist way ahead of his time. Shoot for the free guided tour [Spanish only] to get a better understanding of what he was all about. Interesting building as.....  more »
  • The Pan Klub Foundation Xul Solar Museum is an institution dedicated to preserving and spreading the work of Argentinean artist Alejandro Xul Solar and aims to develop and promote culture in its various aspects. It was created in 1986 by Micaela (Lita) Cadenas, his wife, and Natalio J. Povarché, marchand of Xul Solar, who decided to found it respecting the original plans of the creator, as he had conceived the Pan Klub at the end of the years 1930. It was inaugurated on April 13, 1993 with the works selected by the same Xul Solar and which are also those that make up the permanent exhibition of the Museum, together with objects, sculptures and documents that belong to his personal archive. This same space functions as a cultural center where cultural events and temporary exhibitions dedicated to the artist take place. Likewise, the Foundation conserves the personal home of the artist who keeps his library of approximately 3,500 volumes. The project of the remodeling of the house of Xul, transformed into the current museum received several awards. Among them in 1998 he qualified qualified semifinalist in the Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin America, whose purpose is to reward contemporary Latin American architecture and in 2003, he won the 2003 Decade Award, awarded by the University of Palermo and that counted as a jury to Arch. Oscar Tusquets Blanca.
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