Buenos Aires is one of the cultural capitals of South America, so it is no wonder it is full of amazing art museums. These mighty institutions are frequented by locals and tourists alike, and host some of the most important exhibitions in Latin America.
The Buenos Aires Museum of Contemporary Art is located in San Telmo and opened in 2012. With a focus on trends in contemporary art that relate to geometry and abstraction, the collection was begun by Aldo Rubino in the late 80s. The works collected by Rubino have gone on to have a significant influence on the museum’s direction, and many of the exhibitions the museum hosts today are in line with the abstract geometric paintings that defined the original collection.
The Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum is located right beside its sister museum, the MACBA, in San Telmo. The museum was founded in 1956 by Rafael Squirru and was, from the outset, a bastion of avant garde art in the city. If you want to have a day out in San Telmo, why not check out the San Telmo fair on Defensa Street before crossing the road to the MAMBA and the MACBA to get your culture fix?