Art in the City at Semana del Arte 2012

(Photo by D.Clow – Maryland)

The city streets are abuzz with artistic events due to the Semana del Arte 2012 (BA art week). The event, which will take place until Saturday, will be promoting both national and international art through many activities and special exhibits.

Every weekday starting at 4.30pm there are guided tours of different galleries and collections. From Wednesday to Friday starting at 7pm there will be gallery nights in different areas of the city. On Wednesday it will take place in Palermo, Thursday in Puerto Madero and San Telmo, and on Friday throughout the whole city. On Saturday, from midday to 4pm there will be a drawing competition and closing act at the Rosedal Gardens in Palermo. Later on, from 5pm to 7pm there will be a special guided tour of the Kosice new media Biennial that is taking place at the nearby Planetarium.

Museums and galleries will all be participating in their own way of this celebratory art filled week so expect interesting exhibits, such as the Beatriz Milhazes at the MALBA, or the new renovated exhibit at the MNBA which is also displaying a temporary loan of an El Greco painting.

 Please find more information about specific guided tours and events here.

Must See in Buenos Aires #5

Casa de la Cultura

Originally belonging to “La Prensa” newspaper, this luxurious 19th century french style building is now the governments cultural headquarter. Offering exhibitions and concerts, it is a historic and  architectural gem that is still very much alive.
Guided tours in both Spanish and English are offered every Saturday at 4PM and 5PM and also on Sundays from 11AM to 4PM (starting every hour.)
Additionally, on Fridays at 7.30PM The Golden Room hosts choral ensembles and on Sundays tango at 6PM.
If you’ve already been to Cafe Tortoni and want to try another traditional cafe close-by,  walk a couple of more blocks down Av. de Mayo to the Cafe Los 36 Billares, and team up for a game of pool.

Espacio Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo
or Av. Rivadavia 576
Te. 4323-9669