Fundacion Proa

Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires: Hours, Address, Fundacion Proa Reviews: 4.5/5

Fundacion Proa
4.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
About
Fundación Proa is a contemporary art center known for its groundbreaking exhibits from world-famous vanguard artists such as Duchamp, Giacometti, Malevich or Ai WeiWei, to name a few. Proa is located in an Italian house from the 19th century, entirely refurbished including a modern glass façade, and just a few steps from Caminito, the city’s most famous street in the historic neighborhood of La Boca, home of tango and Boca Juniors football team. If you plan to visit us, make sure to check out Proa21, our brand new place dedicated to contemporary artistic experimentation and investigation, just one block away from the main building. CAFE PROA - THE BEST VIEW! You can also have something to eat and drink a glass of wine in our Café while you enjoy a panoramic view over the Riachuelo and the landmark Transbordador bridge. LIBRARY & SHOP Visit our shop and bookstore with a unique selection of objects from local designers, art publications and books from independent publishers.
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Neighbourhood: La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up living together in the conventillos. Thus, these houses became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that birthed creations like tango and lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.

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Hystericalhappiness
Austin, TX598 contributions
Waste of time
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful facade. We paid nominal $3 for only four rooms of which two sculptires reminded me of the Chicago Bean. Looking forward to lunch and they were out of our destination meal choices including a hamburger in the land of carne. Great views from the restaurant terrace of La Boca area and the water. Strange. Skip it!
Written 8 February 2020
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LaOsa_life
Munich, Germany418 contributions
A wonderful Museum - international standard
Dec 2019
I was in this Museum during the Anish Kapoor exebition in december 2019. Also the depandace one block away is very good and worth to go. The view from the second floor is really nice, too.
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you for your visit, and for taking the time to write nice appreciations about PROA and PROA21. You can all visit ANISH KAPOOR until the 1 of march 2020.
Written 6 January 2020
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toniShanghai
shanghai708 contributions
unhelpful
Oct 2019
we arrived there today, went to the door, went in, told no exhibition, no smile, no hello, nada, we went and that folks is it. I don't mind there being no exhibition, I should have checked on line but I do mind rudeness.
Written 23 October 2019
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Brian B
London, UK225 contributions
Minimalism
Oct 2019
Great space, and well used for the current exhibition of minimalism, post-minimalism and conceptual art. Usual big US names. I can imagine that other modern work would find a good temporary home here. Nice bookshop and library.
Written 23 October 2019
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Gustavo M
Buenos Aires, Argentina165 contributions
La Boca art
Oct 2019
The bulding and the location is awful and dangerous. There are some collections along the year very interesting and mainly modern art. The coffe shop and resto poor quality and so expensive.
Written 10 October 2019
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Hello Gustavo, La Boca is one of the most photographed spots in the world because of it beauty and history and Fundación Proa works hard to show Contemporary art for the local visitors. Thank you for your review and opinions. Have a nice weekend!
Written 11 October 2019
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panchotraveler
Santiago, Chile132 contributions
Nice building but...
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice building and that’s it. We saw a nice modern exhibition but that’s just 20 minutes or so. Besides, the style is very different to the neighborhood where it is located. It seems to be disconnected with the area.
Written 30 July 2019
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A W
London, UK39 contributions
A Waste of a Beautiful Modern Building
Apr 2019 • Couples
Only two poor exhibits in this space - some art student clothes and some sort of display around recycling and damage to the environment. Everything in Spanish. Cafe food not great either. Seemed popular with local school children. Much better places to visit in BA.
Written 10 April 2019
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mbeachavez87
3 contributions
Amazing exhibitions perfect complement to Caminito
Dec 2018 • Business
Perfect way to end an afternoon in Caminito. International artist exhibits, such as Ai WeiWei. The building itself has an interesting architectural design, book store and restaurant with an incredible view of La Boca.
Written 12 February 2019
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inescazalet
Buenos Aires, Argentina47 contributions
Excellent Art gallery
Apr 2018 • Business
Tis is one of the most important art galleries in Buenos Aires.
You shouldn't miss it if you enjoy paintings
Written 3 February 2019
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FoodGlobalLover
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
Super museum
Jan 2019
Amazing collection always . Best art shows in town with great views of la boca . Saw some of the best exhibitions there
Written 20 January 2019
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