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Malba Free Wednesdays in Buenos Aires

October 11, 2013
by CEA MOJO


What is Malba?

First, I am going to share the basic facts of Malba, for anyone who wants to venture on over there. Next, comes the fun stuff i.e. photos!

Malba stands for Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Latin American Art Museum). The museum is located in the Recoleta barrio of Buenos Aires. It is closed on Tuesdays, but, from Monday through Thursday, Malba is open from noon to 8 p.m. On wonderful Wednesday, which, to me is the best day to go, Malba is open from noon to 9 p.m. 

Why Wednesday you ask? Every Wednesday general admission tickets are cut in half to $20 pesos, and here is the kicker... entry is free for students with a student ID. 



Now, as promised: the fun stuff


I went to Malba on, of course, a Wednesday night, and was shocked to see how long the line to get into the museum was. The line went down the whole street, but the wait was not that bad. One thing I love about Buenos Aires is that the people here generally love the arts, and its easily accessible for everyone to enjoy them. Yet, I digress. Now, back to the fun stuff.


While my friends and I waited in line, children passed the time by trying out the stories high sound meter in front of the door. Each took turns yelling into the microphone to see if he or she could get the dial up to the red zone. To be honest, the whole time I was in line, I was dying to try it out. 

 
Once we were inside Malba, we were handed multicolored dot stickers to put places. The exhibit was called Obsesión Infinita by the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, and one of the themes of the exhibit was dots. 

Watch an interview with Yayoi Kusama on Malba's YouTube channel for more information (note: the interview is translated in Spanish!).

My friends and I really enjoyed our time at Malba. The art ranged from traditional canvas, photos,  and sculptures, to things like the first photo of this article. The exhibit had a little something for every one's taste. 

I took a bunch of photos, but so you spend less time reading this article and more exploring Malba, for yourself, I will only post a couple of them. 







So,if the picture above caught your eye, and you have an hour or two to spare when you're in Buenos Aires, hop on the collectivo, subte, train, taxi, or take your car (Buenos Aires just has so many methods of transportation. I love it!) to check out the place, preferably on a Wednesday!

Check out the Malba website for more info: 
http://www.malba.org.ar/web/home.php


- Chau Chau


Maya Sykes
Fall 2013 CEA MOJO in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Junior at the University of Oklahoma
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