(Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, C1169, CABA)
Finding it’s home in La Boca neighborhood due to it’s history of artistic uprise, the Proa hosts contemporary exhibitions, special projects, courses and seminars. Focused on the dissemination of the main artistic movements of the XX century, and very much politically engaged, many International artists have chosen the Proa time and time again to showcase their work. One such person was the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Opening times: Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.00 to 19.00 / Mondays closed /
CENTRO CULTURAL RECOLETA
(Junín 1930, C1113 AAX, CABA)
A former monastery constructed in 1732 it was transformed into a cultural centre in 1978, this is a space dedicated to art in all it’s forms. With 27 exhibition rooms, an amphitheater, a cinema and an auditorium, the Centro Cultural Recoleta specializes in various activities, from concerts to theatre productions and short courses, there is always something going on here.
Something worth noting? During summertime they sometimes organize parties and open air events!
(Balcarce 460, C1064AAJ, C1064 AAJ, CABA)
Located in San Telmo and known for it’s musical output, the Trastienda is perfect for those looking to discover the underground musical scene of Buenos Aires as well as those wanting to enjoy a more intimate jam session by acclaimed musicians. A former warehouse with plenty of small tables à la café-concert, this music venue is truly a beautiful one to experience whilst in the city!
(Av. Infanta Isabel 555, C1268ACK, CABA)
A hidden gem inside the rosedal park, this reformed quinta once belonging Juan Manuel de Rosas is now a museum dedicated to Argentine art specializing in drawings and printmaking. Housing more than 4000 pieces of Argentine art from he XX and XXI century, this is a favorite for those searching for something different and in touch with the current artistic landscape of the country.
Opening times: Mondays, and Wednesdays to Fridays from 12.00 to 20.00 / Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 20.00 / Tuesdays closed /
Admissions: General $50 / Wednesdays free /
USINA DEL ARTE
(Agustín R. Caffarena 1, 1157, CABA)
Taking inspiration form the word “usina” meaning industrial factory, the Usina del Arte is the factory of art of Buenos Aires. Built in 1916, the building has been repurposed to allow for many spaces destined to exhibitions, dance and theatre productions as well as a concert hall. Usually offering workshops and housing food festivals, the Usina is a well loved, treasured cultural landmark of the city.
Opening times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14.00 to 19.00 / Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 21.00 /