International Museum Day

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For the celebration of the International Museum Day, the Sub Secretary of Culture invites the public to visit the Museums of Buenos Aires, that will open their doors with free entrance on Monday, May 18, 2009, to enjoy the activities programmed to celebrate that day.

Museums and special activities:

MUSEO DE ARTE ESPAÑOL ENRIQUE LARRETA
Av. Juramento 2291 - 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Projection of the documentary “Las cajas españolas” by Alberto Porlan, on Sunday 17, 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm, and Monday 18 at 4.00 pm. About the committee created during the Spanish Civil War to rescue the works from Museo del Prado, libraries and churches, to avoid them from being destroyed.
The Museum also presents the temporary exhibition “Carlos Alonso. Ilustrador de novelas y romances”, a selection of illustrations by the Argentine artist, and the museum's permanent collection. The public will be also able to visit the Andalusian garden.

MUSEO DE ARTE HISPANOAMERICANO ISAAC FERNÁNDEZ BLANCO
Suipacha 1422 - 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The museum presents “El Cuarto Mundo”, the complete renovation of its permanent collection, that includes three new rooms with a collection of silverware, imagery and Ibero American furniture from the XVIth to XIXth centuries; documents, books, religious ornaments, engravings, ceramics, clothing and women's accessories. The exhibit “Donaciones 2008” will also be presented, where pieces donated during 2008 will be showed.

MUSEO DE ARTE POPULAR JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ
Av. del Libertador 2373 - 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The museum exhibits works from the Collection Suescun-Benard: “Mates de porcelana. Recuerdos del Centenario”, and the collective exhibition by Tierra Purpúrea, with works by craftsman Flavio Grinblat, winner of the I Biennial of Urban Crafts. The permanent collection includes colorful costumes from the Corrientes carnival, wood carves, tapestries, ceramics, musical instruments, religious images, daily use objects, made by renowned Argentine artisans, as well as traditional silver and textiles from the Mapuche women.

MUSEO DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS EDUARDO SÍVORI
Av. Infanta Isabel 555 - (Rosedal - Parque Tres de Febrero) 12.00 - 8.00 pm
Works by: Sívori; Malharro; Fader; Quinquela Martín; Facio Hecbequer; Bellocq; Pettoruti; Guttero; Gramajo Gutiérrez; Melé, Kosice y Lozza; Ary Brizzi; Manuel Álvarez; Testa; Martorell, Brizzi, Vidal; Píccoli, Quiroga, Sbernini, Bertani, among others. Also, the exhibition “Anhelo Hernández - Pinturas y grabados”, by the great Uruguayan painter, and the Sculpture Garden with fifteen works specially selected for blind or visually impaired people.

MUSEO DE ESCULTURAS LUIS PERLOTTI
Pujol 644 - 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
The Museum presents “Nuestros Ancestros” (Our ancestors), by artists Alba Campo, Norma D´Ippolito, Oscar De Bueno, Claudia Fernández, Alejandro Eduardo Fiadone, María Laura Galeotti, Pablo Madrid, Adriana Vanesa Mazzotta, Mabel Remeseiro, Pedro Tricarico and Daniel B. Verniers, about the aboriginal people. Guest artist: Alfredo Yacussi.

MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD
Defensa 219 / 223. Alsina 412 - 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
The Museum presents the exhibit “Cuando los porteños se daban aire”, that showcases hand held fans, with which the museum reopened its doors on March. The museum also presents the photographic exhibition “Ventanas de Buenos Aires” (Windows of Buenos Aires), by Lucía Pacenza and Luis Girotti, and the permanent collection of antique toys, furniture, musical instruments and victrolas.

MUSEO HISTÓRICO DE BUENOS AIRES CORNELIO DE SAAVEDRA
Crisólogo Larralde 6309 - 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
The Museum offers the opportunity to see objects from the daily life in Buenos Aires during the XIXth century, through documents, jewelry, clothes, furniture, decorative arts, etc.

MUSEO CASA CARLOS GARDEL
Jean Jaurés 735 - 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
At the house where Carlos Gardel lived with his mother, an exhibition about musician and composer Pedro Laurenz. At 1.00 pm the public can participate of a guided visit.

DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE MUSEOS
Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero - 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
The public can visit this building, built by Hungarian architect Andrés Kálnay and inaugurated in 1927 as Cervecería Munich. Guided visits from 10 am to 6 pm.

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