We are all stuck at home right now, but we shouldn’t be bored without any art or culture. Thanks to Google, and different museums around the world, you can virtually visit a vast number of museums on all continents on the planet! South America has a wealth of incredible museums that you can visit, many from your couch via Google’s Arts & Culture feature. So until you can visit in person, sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best museums in Peru and Ecuador!
The majority of museums that you will find in Argentina are art museums. One of the most important of these is the National Fine Arts Museum, located in Buenos Aires, which was inaugurated on Christmas Day in 1896. Some areas are devoted to international art, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. This collection is considered to be the greatest of European art in South America. In another area, you will find the collection of 19th and 20th century Argentine and Latin American art, as well as a good collection of pre-Colombian Andean art.
Buenos Aires Street Art is an organization that promotes street art in Buenos Aires. They showcase work by local and international street artists who wish to express their creativity on the walls of the city. They also collaborate and manage art projects, creating links between artists, companies, institutions, and tourism. Thanks to their work, the Villa Urquiza and Coghlan areas of Buenos Aires are considered the city’s first urban art district.
This museum, located in Santiago de Chile, is a private institutional initiative, which has taken on the challenge of preserving and displaying important art of all sorts. The Museo de Artes owns an extensive collection of religious art, which was donated by Mrs. Maria Loreto Marin Estevez, for example. They also have interesting Russian icons, as well as paintings and sculptures from the colonial era!
Like many large cities, Santiago also has a beautiful collection of urban street art! The Museo a Cielo Abierto is the name of the organization here and strives to offer the local population, as well as visitors from all over the world, a real understanding and appreciation for Chile’s rich history and culture through mural art. Murals have an essential place in Chile’s modern history, as during the military dictatorship, mural art was one of the ways that the people could express their pain, as well as love for one another. Since that time, urban street art has been how many express themselves, their joy and pain shown in bright colors on city walls.
We hope you have enjoyed virtually visiting these incredible museums and walks through the streets of these incredible South American countries! For now, please stay safe at home, with dreams of South America! We look forward to hosting you here in person so that you can visit these museums along with incredible sites and majestic landscapes once the world has calmed.
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