Casa Museo Guayasamin

Casa Museo Guayasamin, Quito: Hours, Address, Casa Museo Guayasamin Reviews: 4.5/5

Casa Museo Guayasamin
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
About
It is the residence where the Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín lived and get inspired his last years. Keeps a very representative part of his art collections: Pre-Columbian, Colonial art, and Contemporary art from Ecuador, as well as objects from around the world. Casa Museo Guayasamín (Guayasamin's House-museum) is part of the 5 cultural places of Fundación Guayasamín (Guayasamin Foundation) that you can visit with the same entrance fee: *"Casa Museo Guayasamín", *"Estudio De Oswaldo Guayasamín”, *“Sala De Exposiciones Temporales Maruja Monteverde”, *"La Capilla Del Hombre", and *"Sitio Arqueológico y Parque De Las Culturas".
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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curlyk3
Sacramento5 contributions
Sep. 2021
Guayasamin was one of Ecuador's most talented artists - a man I knew nothing about until I visited his house and museum. His talent is unmistakable. What is most remarkable is his empathy and love of all humanity, especially those who have suffered. I was so moved by his Chapel of Man - such an incredible gift to Ecuador and humanity. If you are in Quito, you MUST visit this museum.
Written 29 September 2021
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Florida-Traveler-888
Wilton Manors, FL213 contributions
Jul. 2021
Our visit was one of the highlights of our trip to Quito. The works of Guayasamin are evident though out the house and the magnificent studio. His prolific works are displayed both in the home and the adjacent museum. The massive scale and bold use of color is evident his works that do much to reflect the quest for social justice in Ecuador and the continent. Try to schedule a guided tour of both facilities that are available in English as specified times to get a much better understanding of the artists works and life
Written 3 August 2021
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,211 contributions
Jun. 2021
One of Ecuador’s native sons, Guayasamin created this venue to house and commemorate his artistic visions. They are well displayed in this wonderfully airy museum that in a sense occupies its own world. When viewing his art, you will recognize the influences of Picasso, Goya, and Velasquez. Many of the works are monumental in composition and scale. I really like being able to stand at a distance and take in the drama and pain of his subject material. For much of his career, he wanted to make the world aware of the suffering that had occurred in Central and South America and that continued to occur during the time he created many of these works. We forget today, the incredible violence that engulfed much of Latin America not just recently, but for centuries. Our visits in Quito were conducted through Metropolitan Tours this off-the-beaten-path destination was thankfully part of their planned itinerary.
Written 20 June 2021
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BranfordJ
18 contributions
May 2021
This is a beautiful and fascinating museum. His works of art are very moving and the setting of the museum is fantastic. The house was extremely beautiful and fascinating..
Written 12 June 2021
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Doguemommy
Tacoma, WA29 contributions
Mar. 2021
I have seen Guayasamins paintings all over but never realized the size and breadth of the originals. A must see for anyone interested in his work or humanity. See the museum first and then go to the Casa tour.
Written 23 March 2021
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JTS
Orlando, United States17 contributions
Nov. 2020
Wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, She gave us more than an hour and showed us all the important and not so important (well-known) paintings. The tour of the house was also very much worth it.
Written 23 November 2020
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SirDrankalot
1,098 contributions
Feb. 2020
Guayasamin's home is preserved just as he left it. Even the paint he was using was kept as is. It gives insight into how he lived and loved what he did. The Capilla del Hombre is also nice as it exhibits many works of art but his home was unique and memorable.
Written 23 June 2020
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Barbara G
Auburn, CA133 contributions
Feb. 2020
Art is, we realize, personal. And Guayasamin's certainly is. I can't say we enjoyed his art work but we understood why he painted what he did. We did enjoy the tour of his home.
Written 16 March 2020
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Peregrinojim
Visalia, CA32 contributions
Mar. 2020
Seeing the home of a master artist through his work and details of his home and studio bring a depth to his work before going into the larger galley. Definitely worthwhile for those interested in home design for comfort and inspiration. Every room something delightful to experience.
Written 8 March 2020
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Janedl88
Barcelona, Spain168 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
I spent over 3 hours in this museum: learning more about Guayasamin, his life, his work and his mission was the highlight of my trip to Quito. I leaned so much about Central and South America on that visit.

The art work is compelling. La Capilla del hombre impressive. Even the views of Quito from there are worthwhile.
Written 8 March 2020
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