Torres García Museum
Tourist experience recommended by the Montevideo Tourist Association.
The idea of a Torres García Museum began after the death of the artist Joaquín Torres García in 1949.
His wife and family decided to create a museum that contained the legacy of the master, both works of art and documentary.
In 1991 it was reopened at its current headquarters after having been transferred and inaugurated on several occasions since its creation on July 28, 1955, the anniversary of the birth of Torres García.
Today it is located in the historic center of Montevideo, on the Sarandí pedestrian street, in a building that is a sample of Art Nouveau.
The museum's collection contains thousands of folios, letters, drawings, sketches, drawn books and unpublished manuscripts. In addition, cultural extension tasks are carried out through experiential workshops for groups of schoolchildren and high schools, as well as artistic training workshops.
The museum has a double door entrance, ramp and elevator for all floors, suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Two types of group visits can be made:
- Dynamic visits: A tour of the museum is carried out, guided by a guide or educator, who invites you to learn by doing through participatory and playful instances where each member can create, test and ask questions.
- Guided visits: In this visit, the museum is guided by a guide or educator, who comments, deepens and explains the different stages of Joaquín Torres García's artistic career.
For the two visits it is necessary to reserve in advance through the email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+598) 2915 65 44/2916 26 63