Plaza Botero: 23 Sculptures by Colombia’s Fernando Botero

Home to 23 abstract sculptures by the world-renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Plaza Botero is an open-air museum located in the heart of Medellín.

The New Modern Art Museum

A look inside the new Medellin Modern Art Museum.

Fatman & Robin

Take a stroll in the center of Medellin, and before too long you’ll come across a square full of fat people. No, this isn’t the Big Mac Fan Club Monthly MeetUp, this is Parque Berrio/Plaza Botero, and the calorically-challenged are the work, and indeed trademark of, “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” (his words, not […]

Ruperto Ferreira – Illustrations at Antioquia Museum

I just got back from the Antioquia Museum (Museo de Antioquia), which is located downtown in front of the Casa de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe (which used to previously be the Gobernación de Antioquia, or the government of Antioquia building). The museum has its basic art staples, but once in a while they bring […]

Visiting the Museo de Arte Moderno

Update: This post was written based on a visit to the old location of the museum.  You can read about my visit to it’s new location here. Visiting the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin (MAMM) has been on my “to-do” list since my first week in the city, but I fell out of sightseeing […]

After the Game – El Eslabon Prendido and Art

With the home team victorious, I joined Adriaan and Nicholas for a taxi ride back to Centro.  Once there, we went to El Eslabon Prendido (see Nightlife page for address) for a post-game drink.  I had recently learned about this popular salsa club, and since it was just a block or two from both guys’ apartments […]

Local Artwork

I could only walk by the painting pictured above so many times before I needed to take a photo and share with the world! It’s stands about two blocks from my apartment in Envigado. I am not sure what it means, though there is some text on a scroll in the mid-right area. What strikes me […]