The Tigre Art Museum, also known as MAT, is located in the town of Tigre in the province of Buenos Aires and is a very interesting option to visit in this region of the province.
As we have already seen in other articles (what to do in Tigre), the main attraction of Tigre is undoubtedly the Paraná Delta with its dense vegetation, rivers, streams, and diverse fauna. The gastronomic sector is also well known, characterized by its view of the river.
You can also find this wonderful museum which is already a work of art from the outside. It is a French-style building with 2 floors and has many Doric columns, arches, and various ornamental motifs. It was built in 1910 thanks to the creation of a Social Club in the area. It was later transformed into a museum and has been open to the public since 2006.
The Tigre Art Museum has an extensive collection of Argentine Figurative Art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The works that stand out are those that reflect the customs of Argentina, including landscapes and traditions. For example, there is a work by the French artist Juan León Palliere who documented the islands of the Paraná with their beautiful landscapes. There are also works by Quinquela Martín, Alfredo Lázzari, Eugenio Daneri, among others. You can also find works by contemporary artists that depict the traditions of the Delta.
The MAT is located on the banks of the river at Avenida Victorica 972. The opening hours are from Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. No reservation is required, but an entrance fee must be paid. You can find more information on the official website of the museum. In the following article, you can learn how to get to Tigre from the City of Buenos Aires.