Italian Art at the Museo de Arte Decorativo

(Maddona and Child with Detail by Carlo Crivelli. Photo by Eric.Parker)

The impressive Museo de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta is showcasing a special exhibit until the 30th of September. The exhibition, “Mareviglia dalle Marche”, presents Italian art from the Marche region in Italy where a lot of influential art was created. The paintings displayed depict religious Italian iconography from the late Gothic period to nineteenth century Neo-Classicism. Tiziano, Rafael and Crivelli are some of the artists who have been included in this stunning exhibition that was curated by UBA professor architect Angel Navarro.

The museum, which has a great architectural beauty, is also well worth visiting for its permanent collection and is showcasing a motorcycle exhibit. Additionally, there is a lovely cafe, Croque Madame, to stop by for cakes afterwards.

Tickets for the Mareviglia dalle Marche exhibit cost 30 pesos. On Tuesday’s it is free. Opening hours during July are midday to 6.45pm. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Indulge in decadent 5 O clock tea at Las Violetas in Almagro and then dance those cakes off at La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, 4864-3200.

Tuesday

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In the spirit of Valentines Day why not get to know the city from a romantic viewpoint? Smile on Sea offers a special romantic sailing trips that depart from Puerto Madero, and Soul Trips offer a similar service in Tigre although on a motorboat with candlelight, drinks and snacks.

In the evening don’t miss out on the special Valentines Day tasting menu at Hernan Gipponi Restaurant. More information here. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6820. info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Wednesday

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Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself! More information here.

In the evening head to Italian trattoria Ill Ballo del Mattone for some pastas and jazz, swing and bossa nova music! Gorriti 5950, Palermo. 47768648. reservas@ilballo.tv

Thursday

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The Museo de Arte Decorativo is showcasing a special exhibit on Russian Icons and art from Tibet. Additionally the museums marvelous collection of European and Oriental paintings and sculptures, the great hall and the impressive staircase make it well worth a visit.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.  4801-8248. Tuesdays to Sundays from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.  Guided tours in English are available every day at 2pm.

For a unique evening, book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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A visit to the ethnographic museum is a great way to learn more about the country’s indigenous identity and ethnic background. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm Sat-Sun from 3pm-7pm. Moreno 350, San Telmo, 4345-8196/97.

Later on stop by Centro Cultural Konex for a unique experience in the dark. Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive every day life in a different way.  Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

Saturday and Sunday

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The Italian Filarmonica Clown will be staging Amleto Avvisato Mezzo Salvato at the Shakespeare festival starting 8.30pm at Buenos Aires Polo Circo. Combate de los Pozos 1700, corner. Av. Garay, Capital Federal. More information here.

On Saturday evening, starting at 6.30pm a special milonga featuring Adriana Varela, Max Van de Voorde and Solange Acosta will be held at the Vuelta de Rocha in La Boca.

Don´t miss the festive Bubamara party being held at Groove on Sunday. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the carnaval weekend menu! Av. Sta Fe 4389, Palermo.  Sunday starting at middnight.