Snapshots of Artistic Expressions. A visit to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in La Paz.

23 Jan


Art galleries in La Paz have been springing up like cactus flowers after the rains.

Many are within an easy walk from one another. Is there a better way for getting to know the beauties (and resources) this colorful city offers?

Now, that I’m comfortable enough to walk around the city, I’ve begun a series of posts about art in the city, this one being the result of an afternoon visit to a current Art Exhibit at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo ‘Plaza’in La Paz.  Oh, the temporary advantages of being a ‘stay-home-mom’!

Got some free time to explore, what about nicely educating yourself on the country’s history, art and endless man-made beauty? I’ve got, and I’m slowly educating myself... through art and history! 😮

[All images provided here were taken by me – with permission].


Still curious for more?

Find below a list of gallery websites, and/or related resources:

Bolivian Painter Claudia Soria
Online gallery of paintings by Bolivian painter Claudia Soria.

Bolivian Painter Emma Rosario Imana de Murguia
Biography of the artist and some art work samples (Italian).

El Retorno de los Angeles
Amazing online exhibition of Bolivian baroque paintings (angels, archangels, virgins and saints).

Galería de Arte y Cultura de Bolivia
Art and culture gallery. Paintings, masks, enbroideries, books, and videos for sale.

Jorge Crespo Berdecio
Artist in metal work, serigraphy, xilography, and lithography.

Jorge Hurtado’s Fine Art Gallery
Works in fine arts, illustration, and graphic design. Nice site.

Mamani Mamani
Collection paintings catalogued by theme: mothers, flowers, archangels, birds among others.

Marcelo Videa – Surrealismo Apechurrado
Surrealist art. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramic.

Orlando Arias Morales
Creative ecstasy in the works of Bolivian painter Orlando Arias Morales. Portfolio.

Paula Lopez – Art Gallery
Resume, exhibitions and pictures.

Pedro Portugal
Bolivian artist. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and murals.

Sanjines Art 
Website for Bolivian Artist and Photographer Marcelo Sanjines.

Culture, architecture, and arts center. Paintings, sculptures and books.


Posted by on January 23, 2013 in ART, BOLIVIA, expat, foreign service, TRAVEL


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5 responses to “Snapshots of Artistic Expressions. A visit to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in La Paz.

  1. Lucid Gypsy

    January 24, 2013 at 3:36 am

    There’s some vibrant and diverde work there.Did I imigine it or were you going to lake Titicaca?


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Thanks, Gilly! I actually went to the Museum before we headed out to Lake Titicaca and Copacabana. Had the images saved, and used one of them for this past week’s photo challenge, intitled ‘Beyond’- there’s a very strong painting, the face of a boy, here, which was my inspiration for that particular post, and so far, it has generated a lot of feedback on its power and sadness… Regarding the trip to the Lake and visits to the Copacabana Calvary [Virgin of Copacabana], and Isla del Sol, they’ll come as later posts… I do need to sit down and work on the posts. 😮 Thank you so much for taking time to come over and share your opinion… nice as usual! Take care, Raquel.


      • Lucid Gypsy

        January 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

        Raquel – I didn’t know your name! Yes I was one who found that image sad. Looking forward to teh lake 🙂


        • 3rdCultureChildren

          January 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

          Hey! it’s always good to have “a name behind the email”, right? 😮 Now you’ve got it! :p And I know the image is sad… the images from the visit to the Lake [Titicaca] are slowly coming out… the first ‘post of the series’ is a happy one, very heartfelt [in my opinion!], because it portraits the beauty throughout its people… hope you like it! Take care, and have a wonderful and peaceful weekend!



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