Museum of Reproductions and Comparative Sculpture Ernesto de la Cárcova

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The Museum of Reproductions and Comparative Sculpture “Ernesto de la Cárcova” was inaugurated in 1928, and named after the artist who was the founder and first director of the Fine Arts School and the National Academy of Fine Arts.
It is the oldest and most important museum of its kind in Latin America. Its value lies in the notable quality of the reproductions exhibited. The museum's collection is made up of die-cast copies or casts taken from the original pieces. Most of them, specially the ones from classic Greece, are first copies of the originals on exhibition at the British Museum, the Louvre, or L'Accademia in Florence.
This is one of the least visited museums in Buenos Aires, but one of the most important in terms of the value of its collections.

The Museum is divided into three rooms organized in a chronological order:

On the center of the first room, the imposing actual size figure of Michelangelo Buonarotti's "David" is surrounded by the "Slave"; Lorenzo de Medici "Il pensieroso"; "Moses" and the "Pieta", among other works from the Renaissance period.




The second room is mainly dedicated to Greek art, including the "Winged Victory of Samothrace"; the "Venus de Milo"; Apolonio's "Belvedere Torso"; sculptural groups from the Parthenon, that can be seen at the British Museum; “Afrodita and Dione”; “Ilisos”, and other classic Greek sculptures friezes.

The third room presents Egyptian, Assyrian, Indian and Pre Hispanic American art. On the wall, the "Zodiac of Dendera" is one of the most important pieces in the museum.

Museo de Calcos y Escultura Comparada "Ernesto de la Cárcova”
Location: Avda España 1701 & Elvira Rawson de Dellepianne. Costanera Sur. Buenos Aires.
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm

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