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MALBA is the acronym for Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires), a cultural institution founded in 2001 with the aim of collecting, preserving, studying and disseminating Latin American art from the early 20th century to the present.

The ticket price for visiting MALBA is $1600 Argentine pesos for general admission, $800 for students, teachers and seniors with accreditation, and free for children under 5 and people with disabilities. There are also special discounts and benefits for certain groups and memberships. Tickets can be purchased online in advance by selecting the day and time of your visit.

MALBA is open from Thursday to Monday from 12:00 to 20:00, and on Wednesdays from 11:00 to 20:00. It is closed on Tuesdays.

The MALBA is located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, in the neighborhood of Palermo, Buenos Aires. You can get there by bus (lines 10, 37, 67, 102, 108, 128, 130), subway (line D, station Plaza Italia), bike (bike lanes on Av. del Libertador and Av. Sarmiento) or car (parking available on Av. Cavia and Salguero).

Some tips for visiting MALBA are: check the current and upcoming exhibitions on the museum’s website, enjoy the film screenings and public programs offered by the museum, explore the museum’s collection of over 400 works by Latin American artists, visit the museum’s store and restaurant, and take advantage of the free guided tours available on weekends.

MALBA also offers tours for groups of more than 10 people, with or without a guide, but they require a prior reservation. There are tours for educational institutions and private groups, with different options and prices depending on the size and type of group.

Some of the atteactions of MALBA’s collection are: Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral, one of the most iconic paintings of Brazilian modernism; Manifestación by Antonio Berni, a powerful social commentary on Argentine history; La canción de la vida by Frida Kahlo, a rare self-portrait with her husband Diego Rivera; and La jungla by Wifredo Lam, a masterpiece of Afro-Cuban surrealism.

MALBA has some prohibitions for visitors, such as: no smoking inside the museum or in its surroundings; no touching the artworks or leaning on the walls; no taking photos or videos with flash or tripod; no eating or drinking inside the exhibition halls; no entering with pets (except guide dogs); no running or shouting inside the museum; no using cell phones or other devices that may disturb other visitors; and no carrying backpacks, bags or other items that exceed the size of 30 x 40 cm (they must be left in the cloakroom).

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