Museo Violeta Parra

Museo Violeta Parra
The permanent collection of this museum dedicated to Chilean artist, Violeta Parra, includes her Arprilleras, hand-embroidered tableaux originally exhibited at the Louvre in the 1960s, when she became the first Latin American woman artist to have her own show there. The tableaux stand the test of time. Among the other 23 works in the collection, her paintings and papier-mâché sculptures bring to mind work by some of her contemporary Latin American artists, including Ecuadorian master painter Oswaldo Guayasamím. And yet, her works are as original as Violeta herself—colorful depictions of everyday life as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary Renaissance woman who left her unique touch on every genre she took up. Best known for her music, Parra referred to her visual productions as “painted songs;” recordings of Parra’s music, played throughout the museum’s galleries, encourage visitors to experience the close connection between it and her visual work. The collection’s small scale could even reflect the artist’s own modesty. Diminutive in stature, she made preserving Chile’s folklore and promoting its music her life’s work, travelling tirelessly both at home and abroad.
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Vicuña Mackenna 37, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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