MALBA museum (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires), is the most important art museum in Buenos Aires. Here is all the information you need for your visit to MALBA.
MALBA Museum History
The MALBA collection began in 2001 when Eduardo Constantini donated 223 works from his private collection to the non-profit foundation which created the basis for the MALBA museum.
The collection would be housed in a building designed and constructed only for this reason. The collection has grown to 600 pieces in the recent years.
The works that make up the MALBA collection were chosen due to both their importance for the region’s art history and for their significance internationally. Underlying the collection is the belief that Latin America as a notion goes beyond the strictly territorial. Latin America is understood as a heterogeneous set of cultural tendencies and movements brought together by common elements like language and religion, and by the shared history of its native people. At the same time, a continent as vast as this one, encompasses multiple cultures. Some creators spent most of their lives outside their home countries.
The layout of the show of MALBA art pieces is mostly chronological. It begins with early modernism, at the beginning of the twentieth century, and ends with conceptual and political art in the seventies.
Malba has the ground floor with a cafeteria and the ticket offices and wc, the 1st floor with the paintings and structures and the second floor with a photo exhibition of old Buenos Aires and personalities including Evita Peron portrait photo. Expect to need 30 to 40 minutes to see everything as it is not a big museum. There is also a wardrobe service to leave your bags, next to the ticket office on the ground floor.
What are the Open Hours of MALBA?
The Malba museum is open Daily from 12 p.m to 8 p.m. It is closed on Tuesday. On Wednesday it is open until 9 p.m.
How much does the ticket to MALBA cost?
The entrance is 170 pesos per person.
There is a waiting line of 10 to 15 minutes to buy the tickets. There are up to four cashiers to issue tickets.
Are there discounted tickets to MALBA museum?
Yes. Students and senior citizens pay 85 Argentinian pesos. Children below 5 years old don’t pay anything. On Wednesday the general entrance is half price, at 85 pesos and the students and senior citizens have a free entrance.
Is there a free day to visit MALBA?
Wednesday is free for students and senior citizens. Everyone else pays half price, or 85 Argentinian pesos.
Can I Pay the Ticket for MALBA museum with a credit card?
Yes, you can pay your entrance ticket to Malba with a credit card.
Is it allowed to bring a photo camera in MALBA museum?
Yes, it is allowed to take photos with your photo camera or your mobile phone, without using flash.
Is there a wardrobe service in MALBA so that I can leave my bags and coats?
Yes there is a free wardrobe service at the same desk where you are issuing your tickets.
Does MALBA offer free wifi?
Yes, MALBA offers free wifi, without any registration requirement.
MALBA Museum Exhibits
Below you can see some of the artwork that is exhibited in the MALBA museum. The Frida Carlo painting is the most famous of the MALBA museum exhibits. Below you can find some of the most important exhibits at MALBA
On the second floor of the musem, there is a photography exchibition, which includes famous Argentinian personalities, including Evita Peron. You can also see photos of how Buenos Aires looked like, many years ago.
The online collection of MALBA exhibits: http://malba.org.ar/en/coleccion-online/