All free activities for the long weekend at the Fine Arts

The National Museum of Fine Arts organizes various workshops and guided tours for the long weekend

This long weekend, the National Museum of Fine Arts is preparing to welcome the public with guided tours, stories for children, drawing workshops and a tour for the deaf community, among other activities to enjoy the treasures of the permanent collection and of the three exhibitions on temporary exhibition, always with free admission.

Among the proposals programmed from Friday to Sunday, the guided visit that it will offer, the holiday of the June 17, at 5:00 p.m., María Teresa Constantin, curator of the exhibition “Juan Carlos Distéfano. residual memory”which brings together a careful selection of works by the Argentine sculptor in the Temporary Exhibitions Pavilion.

To learn more about this exhibition, there will also be a guided visit the Saturday June 18at 12, while on the same day, at 4, there will be a participatory tour that invites to encourage the observation of the works with a critical eye. In addition, the sculptures of Distéfano will be the trigger for the drawing workshop in room for adolescents and adults that will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the accessible proposals offered by the Museum every month, the Sunday June 19, at 6:00 p.m., a tour in Argentine Sign Language (LSA) will take place in the Pavilion, aimed at the deaf community (pre-registration: carlos.vera@mnba.gob.ar). In this line, the Saturday June 25at 10, there will be a guided tour for blind or visually impaired people, which will invite them to perceive Distéfano’s sculptures through touch and story (pre-registration: mabel.mayol@mnba.gob.ar).

Exhibition of Juan Carlos Distéfano at the Fine Arts
Exhibition of Juan Carlos Distéfano at the Fine Arts

In addition, as part of a series of guided tours of outstanding works from the permanent exhibition, the saturday 18, at 2:00 p.m., the activity “Neither nymphs nor surprised. Abductions: gender, mythologies and art” will analyze the manifestation of eroticism in art and its link with gender violence, based on the observation of The return of the malon (1892), emblematic work of Angel Della Valle.

To visit the Fine Arts with the family, on Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, at 5:00 p.m., the proposal is “Dream of an afternoon at the Museum”with storytelling based on works from the collection.

Those who come to the Museum can also visit the temporary exhibitions “Sara Facio: Photographs 1960/2010″which presents 39 iconic images of the Argentine artist in room 33 on the first floor, and “CAYC Chile | Argentinian | 1973-1985-2022. The forgotten exhibition and a reading of four Chilean artists”which rescues two historical exhibitions promoted by the Center for Art and Communication (CAYC) in Buenos Aires during the 1970s and 1980s (rooms 37 to 40).

All the educational activities of the Museum are free and, except for inclusive visits, do not require prior registration. The full schedule is it availabe here.

Sample room view "CAYCChile |  Argentinian |  1973-1985-2022.  The forgotten exhibition and a reading of four Chilean artists"
Room view of the exhibition “CAYC Chile | Argentina | 1973-1985-2022. The forgotten exhibition and a reading of four Chilean artists”

Programming from June 17 to 19

-Tour of the ground floor and the first floor. Ground floor: European art from the 12th to the 19th century / Argentine art from the 19th century. First floor: Argentine and international art of the 20th century. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

-Guided tour “Juan Carlos Distéfano. The residual memory”, by María Teresa Constantin. 5:00 p.m.

temporary exhibits

-Juan Carlos Distefano. residual memory. Curator: Maria Teresa Constantin. Until July 31 (Pavilion of temporary exhibitions)

-Sara Facio: Photographs 1960/2010. Until July 3 (Room 33, first floor)

-CAYC Chile | Argentinian | 1973-1985-2022. The forgotten exhibition and a reading of four Chilean artists. Curators: Mariana Marchesi and Sebastián Vidal Valenzuela. Until July 17 (Rooms 37 to 40, first floor)

Sara Facio in the Fine Arts room where the exhibition of her photographs is mounted
Sara Facio in the Fine Arts room where the exhibition of her photographs is mounted

Guided tours of the permanent collection

-Neither nymphs nor surprised. The kidnappings: gender, mythologies and art

That of women taken by force has been a recurrent image throughout the history of art. In this visit, it will be analyzed, from The return of the malonof Angel Della Vallethe manifestation of eroticism in art and its link with gender violence. Saturday June 18, at 2 p.m.

activities for families

Participatory activities for children from 5 to 10 years old.

-Cycle: “Listening to paintings, looking at stories”: Dream of an afternoon at the museum. A puppet that dreams… tales that are intertwined with the works of art… an invitation to a dreamlike journey by the hand of some artists from the Fine Arts collection. Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, at 5:00 p.m.

Activities in temporary samples

Juan Carlos Distéfano in his workshop.  Photo: Soledad Amarilla (Ministry of Culture of the Nation)
Juan Carlos Distéfano in his workshop. Photo: Soledad Amarilla (Ministry of Culture of the Nation)

-Juan Carlos Distefano. The residual memory: Guided tours

Guided tour of the temporary exhibition “Juan Carlos Distéfano. The residual memory” together with the curator María Teresa Constantin. Friday, June 17, at 5:00 p.m.

-Guided tour in which technical experimentation, iconographic complexity, the formal challenges of the material and the commitment to contemporary society posed by the work of one of the central figures of Argentine art are addressed. Saturday June 18, at 12.

activity in room

The works of Juan Carlos Distéfano bring together the past and the present: tributes to artists, references to the history of art and a critical look at contemporary society. Unraveling the symbolic and political memories is the objective of this activity in the room, promoting autonomous observation and the active participation of the public. The activity takes place in the Temporary Exhibitions Pavilion, and 15 minutes before its start, numbers are given at the entrance to the exhibition to participate. Saturday June 18, at 4 p.m.

Watch to Create: Guided Sketching

An active approach to the exhibition by Juan Carlos Distéfano, to get closer to the expressive power of his production through the technique of drawing. It is not necessary to know how to draw, just be encouraged. The materials will be provided by the Museum. Suggested activity from 15 years of age. The workshop begins in the Pavilion at 6:00 p.m. To participate, numbers are delivered in Reports from 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at 6 p.m.

Anthony Berny.  Untitled (MY LOVE - MY ARGENTINA - AND YOU?)
Anthony Berny. Untitled (MY LOVE – MY ARGENTINA – AND YOU?)

Accessibility

-Visit in Argentine Sign Language

Getting to know Juan Carlos Distéfano in Argentine Sign Language. Guided tour in LSA that invites you to discover the work of the Argentine artist. The exhibited sculptures were created between 1972 and 2022. They are made of reinforced polyester. This non-traditional material for sculpture invites us to observe color and transparency. Powerful and heartbreaking images. Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Prior registration is required by sending an email to carlos.vera@mnba.gob.ar. Meeting point: central hall.

-Next week: Guided tour for people who are blind or have low vision

Tour of the temporary exhibition “Juan Carlos Distéfano. Residual memory”, in which perception is stimulated by touch and storytelling. The sculptures selected for this special meeting will give an account of the rich creative process of the Argentine artist. In his production, figures, characters and landscapes gain volume through an unconventional material for sculpture: reinforced polyester. His works are impressive to reveal the intersection between the history of art, literature and contemporary history, always permeated by his deep sensitivity to the painful circumstances experienced as a society from the 70s to the present. The Museum provides latex gloves. Approximate duration: 60 minutes. Access to the building by ramp or staircase with railing, towards the entrance door. Saturday June 25, at 10. Prior registration is required by sending an email to mabel.mayol@mnba.gob.ar. Meeting point: central hall.

*The National Museum of Fine Arts is located at Av. del Libertador 1473 (City of Buenos Aires) and opens its doors from Tuesday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On June 20, Like every Monday, the institution will remain closed to the public.

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