(Photo by Alaskan Dude)
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta is hosting a new sculpture exhibit featuring Argentine sculptures from 1895 to 1914, a period in which local art began to consolidate. The collection includes works by renowned local names such as Arturo Dresco, Pedro Zonza Briano, Lucio Correa Morales, Mateo Alonso, Francisco Cafferata, Víctor de Pol, and more, and is part of a first collection of sculptures acquired by the museum’s founder Eduardo Schiaffino. Schiaffino, who was also a painter, was interested in creating a space that would allow students and artists to have direct contact with and exhibit great works of art. He also acquired and commissioned casts of emblematic sculptures, many by Auguste Rodin, Emile Bourdelle and Jules Lagae, some of which are also included in the exhibition.
The exhibit is open from Tuesday to Sunday until the 24th of November. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.