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This is the Medellín official Guide by Víztaz and the Medellín Mayor's Office

43. Museo de Antioquia

Museo de Antioquia

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Carrera 52 No. 52-43
57(4) 251 36 36
www.museodeantioquia.org.co

The Botero Collection, one of the largest at the Museo de Antioquia, contains 188 works in different media by Fernando Botero, one of the great exponents of the arts in the world. In addition, as if to bolster the already fecund sampling of Botero’s work, 23 of his monumental sculptures are exhibited on the Plaza Botero, facing the Museum’s main entrance. The Museum was founded in 1881 and occupies an architectural jewel of a building, former office to Medellín’s Mayor, and now cat-aloged as a National Monument. The Museo de Antioquia offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate temporary, itinerant, and permanent exhibits. Its salons hold pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Republican, and Contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, caricatures, and drawings by national and international artists. The Casa del Encuentro or Gathering House, contiguous to the museum, has a projection room, events and conference rooms, an auditorium, and a library specializ-ing in art, among other services.
Closed the following dates: May 1, December 25, and January 1.
Free admission for:
* Economic strata 1, 2, and 3 residents.
* Children under 12.
* Adults over 60.
* Students with a school ID.
* Disabled persons.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.