The main exhibition here is the works of art produced by Latin American artists in the 20th century. Besides, the Latin American Museum of Art has occasional temporary special exhibitions. It's very surprising, not very big exhibition space, but there are many exquisite products, it's worth visiting.
The Malba is one of Buenos Aires’ most popular and well-known contemporary art galleries. It host exhibits from local and international artists, including photographers, illustrators, painters and sculptors, throughout the year and houses a fairly large bookstore full of artistic souvenirs and texts. It also presents a wide range of independent films and documentaries, from Argentina and other parts of the world, which are sometimes free of charge. One thing to be aware of is that when a popular exhibition is being hosted, the queues to get into The Malba on the weekends are very long, so be sure to arrive early.
MALBA was everything I was hoping for in a South American art museum. With its collection of Argentine and other Latin American art it quickly won me over and easily earned the title of My Favorite Art Museum. I loved the bright colors and the variety of artwork. You can take pictures inside which is great! The onsite restaurant is pretty expensive and not much close by as far as restaurants so plan accordingly if you are on foot. For more info check out my blog post on the museum: http://www.travelaworldaway.com/2013/01/my-favorite-art-museum-in-buenos-aires.html
This is a wonderful museum with a lot of great works (the private collection of Argentinian millionaire Constantini). However, the painting I was interested in seeing was Antonio Berni's painting of "Manifestacion." This was painted during the bitter years of the 1930s and it depicts a protest by the poor. I'm not in to communism, or pitting one class against another, but this painting is worth a visit if its being shown. BTW, the picture in question was on loan from the exhibition.
It's not the sort of "see-everything-on-the-run" museum. Actually, it is quite small, but that's for the best; you can take your time to contemplate the art and the well designed lay-out. For those who are not experts (like me), you'll even find some works by Frida, Rivera and Soldi, so that's a plus. Oh, and don't forget to check the small film venue within the museum, which usually displays interesting classic work.
MALBA is a local and tourist favorite. As an artist myself, I always walk away inspired. They have excellent temporary and permanent collections and exhibits. World-famous artists such as Yayoi Kusama have had had amazing interactive exhibits. This museum is always a great place to check out with friends. The best day to go is Wednesdays, which has a reduced price (see their official site for details though).
Superb place to find current Latin American art and the work of many famous local artists.