Whether you’re interested in contemporary or pre-Colombian art, Santiago’s art galleries will leave you content and inspired by the diverse talent on show. Let’s take a look at the top places to take in art in Chile’s capital.
Connected with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Chile, the Museum of Contemporary Art has deep roots in Santiago. With a collection of nearly 3,000 pieces, consisting of engraving, painting, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures, the museum aims to cultivate a sense of diversity in art that reflects contemporary culture.
Founded in the ’80s and located in the Barrio Lastarria, this museum has exhibits of all sorts, from paintings to photography. The commonality is their depth. The mission of MAVI is to raise awareness of national, cultural, and artistic diversity, while conserving the heritage of Chilean contemporary art.
A hub for contemporary Chilean art, Galeria La Puerta plays host to a multitude of multimedia: paintings, sculptures, digital art, photography, and interior design. Created through the collaboration of architect and artist María Paz Bonomi and mathematician and computer scientist Carolina Galilea, Galeria La Puerta is all about community, creativity, and contemporary Chilean art.