Monday I took a break from the chaos of class and work and took a lady friend to check out the MALBA Art Museum in Palermo Chico. For the past few months they have had a great Andy Warhol Exibit up that I’ve been wanting to check out.
Simply put… It was impressive. That was the first time I’ve actually seen Andy Warhol’s work, which was amazing. I also had the opportunity to see a lot of great Argentine and Latin American artists. My Favorite was Antonio Berni from Argentina who painted the picture above and had a ton of great pieces on display.
The MALBA was a nice change of pace and the whole building was air conditioned so it was exceptionally refreshing to get out of the heat for awhile.
Although I went on a Monday the best day to go to the MALBA is on Wednesdays when it is free for students and just $6 for adults.
This trip was a gift and curse. It just made me realize there is so much more I want to do and see here. There are so many great art galleries and exhibits in the city that I want to check out. Since I’ve been down here I’ve grown more and more fascinated by artists and their creativity. I don’t know if its all the wine or if its because all of Buenos Aires looks like a giant canvas but I guess you could say I am a fan of the arts. I hope to one day be “Artsy Fartsy”.
Other “Artsy” stuff I want to check out:
Do you know any other spots I should visit?
T2t Words of Wisdom: Always carry a student ID with you when you travel. Even if it’s expired or really old you can still get discounts at a ton of touristy places… like the MALBA.
Another tip is to get to a place early when meeting a date and have the tickets paid for and then wait for her back outside. That way when she arrives you can just walk in like you didn’t have to pay… smooth. For an added touch give the security guard a hand shake and pat on the back when you walk by.
Start researching flights to Buenos Aires today and come check out the incredible art scene that’s thriving here in Argentina. Bring your credit card.