December 3 to January 29, 2015

On Thursday December 3, Galería El Museo closes its program with the Maestros exhibition, a constant in the gallery’s annual program that honors the most important artists of Colombian art of the twentieth century. These masters, who became the main representatives of the artistic processes of their time, currently are a point of reference for generations of contemporary artists. Their talent has marked the history of national art and they have been instrumental in the development of contemporary art in Colombia.

The plurality of Colombian art is evident in this exhibition, which shows, through the works of different artists, the avant-garde trends that influenced the history of the visual arts in our country and transformed them dramatically nationwide. Genre works, landscapes and still lifes were the protagonists par excellence for decades in our country. From there, and with the support and guidance of teachers in the schools that had, at some point in their lives, direct access to the Western trends of the beginning of the century, Colombian art started to gain more autonomy, consistency and vigor. The regulating principles of the so-called twentieth century avant-gardes, such as impressionism, cubism, geometric and expressionist abstraction, pop, surrealism, hyperrealism, expressionism and figurative art adapted to our culture and our needs for experimentation, leading to a multiplicity of proposals that, in most cases, enjoyed great recognition both nationally and internationally.

This year, Galería El Museo has selected representative works of Colombian artists who built an important career in the national and international artistic context through the years. The exhibition features works by masters such as Guillermo Wiedemann, Alvaro Barrios, Alejandro Obregón, Carlos Rojas, Juan Antonio Roda, Lorenzo Jaramillo, Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar, Debora Arango, Fernando Botero, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Feliza Bursztyn, Edgar Negret, Bernardo Salcedo and Ignacio Gomez Jaramillo and others.

The exhibit will be open to the public until January 29, 2016 at Galería El Museo: Calle 81 No. 11–41. Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., all day. Free admission.