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Museo Xul Solar

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Address: Laprida 1212, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

Reviewed in NY Times article of BA, art of Argentine artist Xul Solar

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Excellent museum fro people living in buenos aires and for travelers.

I have lived all my life in Buenos Aires, and I am an art-lover. I can tell you that this is one of the best museums to visit here. The architecture (designed by Xul SOlar... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Lis P
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have lived all my life in Buenos Aires, and I am an art-lover. I can tell you that this is one of the best museums to visit here. The architecture (designed by Xul SOlar himself) and the art exposed in this museum is wonderful. If you really want to see something different in Buenos Aires, you have to go... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I never heard of Xul Solar until I found a couple of lines in a travelers guide that said something about a "cartoonish style" of painting, and that was enough to get me interested. I walked there after a half day of being fried under the sun at La Recoleta Cemetery. I was so lucky to find a small ice... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Xul Solar is a character like no other. His painting is shocking and original and his biography is absolutely unique. Trained as a musician and an architect he travelled extensively around Europe and absorbed all kind of influences. Back in Argentina he made close friendship with Borges and other notable intellectuals of his time. His work, usually classified as surrealist,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

An artist who deserves broader recognition. The museum is small and intimate, with a very low entrance fee. There is a collection of reading material in several languages, and the museum (which has a small but enterprising gift shop selection) sells books on the artist, including a couple in English. Well worth a visit.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A revolutionary artist not well known abroad. The museum has been located at the house that belonged to Xul Solar and received several accolades (among them the Mies van der Rohe for Latin America Prize).

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Thank Emanuele C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

After the summer shut down, the Casa Museo XUL Solar reopened on March 2nd. Soon thereafter I went to have another, closer look, at the exhibits. The museum is run by the Pan Club foundation which is devoted to promoting the work of “Oscar Agustin Alejandro Schulz Solari” or XUL Solar as the artist chose to call himself. One early... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

A nice discovery out of the beaten track. We had never heard of this artist and this small museum was quite interesting despite the very limited information provided. We liked most of the fantastic/surrealist paintings and the convoluted house itself is worth a look. It is a pity that no more information is given on Xul Solar himself as it... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2015

I stopped by the Xul Solar Museum on a recent visit to Buenos Aires and was quite impressed by the artist’s work, as well as the unique design of the building housing the museum. However, I would have appreciated more information about Xul Solar since I am not very familiar with his work. The museum simply displays the artwork rather... More 

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Thank stephandgio_m
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Museo Xul Solar houses Xul Solar's surrealist work in his former home. The museum has tons of his paintings. The only drawback to the museum is that they don't offer much guidance (e.g., map, or path to get around), but the space isn't hard to navigate. Also, if you have children, please know that you'll be asked to hold... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

His paintings are colourful and modern. They are full of Masonic symbols - I am a Freemason - and I like that. The place is quiet, his books and posters are on sale there. If you like his paintings, wonderful. If you don't, a pñlace to avoid.

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