MATE Asociación Mario Testino
409 Pedro de Osma
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Tue - Sun 10am - 6:30pm
MATE Asociación Mario Testino, Lima“The small collection of Peruvian art includes works by the gallery’s founder, the international fashion photographer Mario Testino, a native of Peru whose subjects have included Princess Diana and Lady Gaga. The colonial building, redesigned as an oversize gallery, is elaborately trimmed in white, inside and out. It’s a great place for a let’s-sit-and-chat meet-up.” —Fred Dust
Avenida Pedro de Osma 409, 51/(0) 1251-7755. This appeared in the October 2013 issue.
about 7 years ago
Mario Testino’s Art Gallery
After 35 years living abroad, the famous Lima photographer Mario Testino decided to create the Mario Testino Association in his hometown. In 2012 he restored a historical mansion of republican architecture, respecting its history and preserving the timeless beauty of the place. You’ll be amazed from the moment you walk in: the original tiles are still there, the beautiful landscaping of the entrance garden and the graceful porch. Inside, modern technology ensures optimal viewing: there are seven rooms carefully climate-controlled and perfectly lit for the exhibits. Besides Testino’s own photographs, you can also find work from other Peruvian artists and even some musical performances: the gallery always has something interesting to offer. If you go, make a point to stop at the shop and the charming cafe.