In recent years, Latin America has emerged as a top destination for art lovers. For these travelers, we have compiled our favorite experiences-all of which include private guided tours that will have you planning your next adventure of a lifetime with Latin American art in mind!
1) Buenos Aires, Argentina
In addition to a large number of famous art museums such as the MALBA and the Fortabat Art Collection – which can be visited exclusively during closing hours, Blue Parallel can arrange exclusive access to art galleries and meetings with artists in their personal studios.
2) Bogota, Colombia
Housed in a restored Colonial mansion, the Botero Museum is home to over 200 sculptures, drawings and paintings by Fernando Botero, the museums namesake and the most famous Colombian artist known for his over-the-top, Renaissance inspired art. In addition to the Botero Museum, Bogota is home to the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold work housed at the Gold Museum, a testimony to the arts and life of indigenous communities before the arrival of the Spaniards.
3) Lima, Peru
While in the bustling city of Lima, our travelers have several opportunities to visit art collections unique to Peru and Peruvian culture. After a private guided tour of the elite Gold Museum of Peru-home to sculptures and textiles found nowhere else in the world, Blue Parallel travelers have the exclusive opportunity to visit esteemed artist studios such as Las Pallas de Mari Solari, the personal studio of Mari Solari turned top-of-the-line boutique.
4) Sao Paulo, Brazil
Step into the world of Brazilian art at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo Museum- home to a wide range of Brazilian art most notably its collection of 19th century paintings and sculptures and a variety of Brazilian modernist artwork. Complement this visit with a tour of the Sao Paulo Art Museum internationally recognized as one of the best collections European and Latin American art in Latin America.
5) Rio de Janiero, Brazil
We never thought that Rio would make this list! However, over the last few years, the breathtaking city has brought forth a number of contemporary artists to the Latin American art scene. With a specialized art guide, visit art galleries and ateliers which highlight some of Rio’s most established artists. On this tour meet with famous local artists like Edgar Duvivier and Antonia Bokel-known for their contemporary works-who will graciously open their homes and studios to Blue Parallel travelers.