Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

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The "Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat" houses one of the most outstanding art collections in Buenos Aires, and should be added to the must-see list of any person visiting Buenos Aires.

It originated from the private collection of Mrs. Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, one of the wealthiest women in Argentina, and an avid collector of artworks from different periods by national and international authors.

The collection is made up of over two hundred artworks and objects, organized into two main cores, according to their provenance: the first presents a visit through Argentinean art, and the second, great masters of international art.

Some of the most outstanding works in the Argentinian Art exhibition area are: "Apartando en el corral" (Sorting in the Corral) and "Los Capataces" (The Overseers), by Prilidiano Pueyrredón; "La resistencia" (Resistance) and "El indeciso" (The Indecisive One) by Emilio Pettoruti; "El almuerzo" (The Lunch) by Antonio Berni. The rest of the collection features outstanding works by many great Argentinian painters, like Carlos Alonso, Libero Badii, Juan Battle Planas, Fernando Fader, Xul Solar, Leopoldo Presas, Guillermo Roux, among others.

There's also a section exclusively dedicated to international art, with works by great masters from different periods, among them: Peter Brueghel II, with his piece "El censo en Belén" (The Census in Bethlehem); Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; Marc Chagall; Salvador Dali; Jean-Baptiste Greuze; Auguste Rodin; Andy Warhol and his portrait of Mrs Fortabat; and Joseph Mallord William Turner, with "Juliet and her Nurse", the most outstanding piece in the collection and one of the highlights of the visit.

The building that houses the Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat was especially designed Architect Rafael Viñoly. Its exhibition spaces and public, private and service areas are distributed on six rectangular floors, and the entire complex is oriented parallel to the Dock. The ground floor is divided into two sectors, with a large entrance hall, an auditorium for lectures, and the cafe. The first and second floors are visible from outside the building and are crowned by a curved arch of glass and steel fitted with enormous aluminum sunshades, movable panels that allow the interior illumination of the upper floors to be controlled by way of an automatic aperture mechanism. The floors below ground level extend further and have been constructed on a monumental scale.

Address: Olga Cossettini 141. Puerto Madero
Opening hours: Thursday through Sunday: 12 noon to 8 pm
General: AR$2,000.
Reduced fee for children under 12, senior citizens, students and educators with ID: AR$1,000.-
Thursdays: General admission AR$1,000 and free for children under 12, senior citizens, students and educators with ID


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