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May 2002

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

Victor Vasarely, Joan Miró, Frank Stella, Eduardo Chillida, Alexander Calder, Roberto Matta, José Balmes and Roser Bru are just some of the artists that allowed, with their work, the foundation of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende.

It is the only museum in the world created with works donated by the artists themselves, both International and Chilean.

The Museum patrimony is of about 1,500 works, all created between the decades of the 50s and 80s. They are shown by way of rotation, according to the Museum's calendar for transitory exhibitions. Seeing them helps to understand what may have happened on this artist's environments, especially during the 60s.

The collection includes different art periods, such as Spanish informalism, that is rarely represented on other Chilean Museums.

The building it now occupies was given by the City of Santiago. It is a National Monument built between the years 1884 and 1886 to hold a School for Girls. The patio and halls of this beautiful house, restored thanks to money given by Spanish organizations, give the necessary calm to stay away from Santiago's downtown noise.

Location: Herrera 360, at the corner of Compañía de Jesús, Santiago.

Phone: (56-2) 681 75 42 - 681 49 54.

e-mail: mssa@mssa.cl

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 7 pm.

Admission: $500 and $250 (students). On Sundays, pay-what-you-want.

Print workshop: classes, different printing techniques (metal, lithography, serigraphy and xylography).

Guides: must be reserved four days in advance to the number 681 75 42 or the e-mail mssa@mssa.cl.

Cafeteria: In "Patio del Naranjo", at the Museum's entrance, you'll find good coffee, lunch, natural juices and a calm and warm environment.

More information: www.mssa.cl.

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