Bogotá for Beginners: Museo Botero

Back in December, I wrote about the artist Fernando Botero:

http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2009/12/fernando-botero.html

Today, as part of the Bogotá for Beginners series, I would like to talk about the Botero Museum in Bogotá. This truly is a must see for any adoptive family.

In 2000, Fernando Botero donated 123 works of art to the art museum that now bears his name. The works include drawings, paintings and sculptures. You can see online photos of the collection here:

http://www.lablaa.org/blaavirtual/museobotero/listabot.htm
In addition to the works by Botero, you will find other works by the following artists: Corot, Renoir, Bonnard, Dalí, Chagall, Beckmann, Delvaux, Giacometti, Picasso, Miró, Bacon and Moore.

The Museum, which is FREE to the public, is located in La Candelaria, right next door to the Casa de la Moneda. The exact address is Calle 11 No. 4-41.

Its hours of operation are:
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays


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Comments

Jane King said…
This museum is a gem. We have visited it a few times: it is well worth the stop. There is a good Juan Valdez coffee shop right up the street, so get some culture and then some great coffee!

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