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Located within the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art has many rooms suitable for permanent and temporary exhibitions and an amphitheatre to house art events. The museum also has a collection of approximately 200 works of art.
Born on the initiative of the Colombian artist Armando Villegas with the approval of the regional authorities and the then Belisario Betancur President of the Republic, the Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art opens its doors on July 24, 1986 inside the Hacienda San Pedro Alejandrino, With the intention of making the dream of integration of the Bolivarian countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Venezuela) a reality through art, as a tribute to the Liberator of Nations, Simón Bolívar.
With a sample that exceeds 200 works, the Museum since its foundation has been consolidating a collection of contemporary art quite heterogeneous, which partially configures the cultural map of Latin America from the first half of the twentieth century to the present day. The Permanent Collection brings together works by outstanding artists from Bolivarian countries and other Latin American countries, with an important exhibition of painting, sculpture, engraving, drawing, assembly, watercolor, collage, installation, photography and video art.
Parallel to the permanent collection recreated in the Alejandro Obregón, Armando Villegas and Enrique Grau halls, the Bolivarian Museum has reserved its Hernando del Villar and the Espacio Abierto Galleries to disseminate the production of the current creators of the region, the country and Latin America.
In its calendar of international events highlights the Watercolor Triennale, an event that has been making the Bolivarian Museum for some years and that has had the participation of works from all corners of the planet.
In recent years, taking advantage of the environmental and cultural vocation of the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and its Botanical Garden, the Museum has begun to promote the staging of In Situ environmental projects, within its exhibition calendar.
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