The Isaac Fernández Museum of Spanish American Art, Buenos Aires

The Isaac Fernández Museum of Spanish American Art, Buenos Aires

The collection of Ibero American art displayed in the Isaac Fernandez Blanco Museum is regarded as the most valuable in South America and the World. It first had the collection of Isaac Fernandez Blanco and was later enriched by donations by wealthy Argentines and collections of Ibero American art.

The Issaac Fernandez Blanco Museum of Spanish American Art is housed in a neo classical style mansion surrounded by a garden inspired by the parks in Spain. It was the home of the renowned French Argentine architect, Martin Noel who designed and constructed the building between 1914 and 1922. Isaac Fernandez Blanco was an engineer and collector of Ibero American Art. He was an expert violinist and started collecting stringed instruments at first and later was inspired to collect and preserve Ibero American artwork. The collections were first displayed in his house which he sold in 1922 to the City of Buenos Aires. Noel sold his house to the city in 1936 and the Ibero American Museum shifted to its present venue in 1947.

Notable works displayed at the museum are Peruvian silverware and handicrafts, Brazilian furniture, works from the Cuzco School of art that flourished in the colonial period, Jesuit statuary and Quito icons, hand fans and tortoise shell combs worn by ladies during the colonial era. There are also reproductions of rooms from houses in colonial Argentina.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sight Name: The Isaac Fernández Museum of Spanish American Art
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour  

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Travel Distance: 5.7 km

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