Torres García Museum
Tourist experience recommended by 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 site 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The museum's collection contains thousands of folios, letters, drawings, sketches, drawn books and unpublished manuscripts. Also artistic training workshops are carried.
Two kinds of group visits can be made:
- Dynamic visits: A tour guided by a guide or educator, who invites you to learn by doing, through participatory and playful workshops where each member can create, test and ask questions.
- Guided visits: In this visit, the tour is guided by a guide or educator, who comments, examines 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 at (+598) 2915 65 44 / 2916 26 63.
The museum has a double door entrance, ramp and elevator for all floors, suitable for people with physical disabilities or in wheelchair.