This gallery was a natural development from the well-known picture framing shop of the same name. It covers an ample spectrum of contemporary artists and types of materials used in artistic expression. Renowned names like Mateo Manaure, Oswaldo Vigas, Manuel Cabré, Jesus Soto and Carlos Cruz Díez are present. The works exhibited include such varied formats as drawings, collages, sculptures, engravings, lithographs, mixographs and serigraphs, as well as materials like iron, marble, bronze, acrylic, paper or wood normally form part of the exhibitions. Admission is free.
Tucked away off one of the streets near Plaza Bolivar, the birthplace of El Libertador Simon Bolivar is no longer the tranquil house it once was due to its current popularity. Known as Casa Natal del Libertador, this quaint 17th Century house will take you back in time to the colonial era. A single story house, the Casa opens up to beautiful courtyards and patios. While its architecture is largely Spanish Colonial, the front facade is built in stone which differs from more characteristic colonial houses. The corridors, antique furniture and chambers depict Bolivar's journey from being a child to becoming Venezuela's most prominent national leader. Artwork by Tito Salas depicting Bolivar's significant life events are displayed inside the house. This house is a labyrinth of memories and a peek into the life of one of the most celebrated heroes of Venezuela.
In Venezuela, Acquavella is synonymous with the concept of art gallery, since it is one of the oldest institutions of this type in the country. Founded in 1954, it makes use of all the technological resources available to project its work worldwide. At its website, you can access the latest exhibition in case you have not been able to see it at the gallery. Acquavella has been the home to and promoter of works by important Venezuelan painters, such as Cabré, Castillo, Golding and Monasterios. It continually presents collective and individual exhibitions. At the web site, information about 14 permanent collections may also be found. Admission is free.
This museum is more oriented towards the spread of knowledge than to mere exhibition. The interested public visits it regularly, since it organizes exhibitions on specific topics, such as biodiversity, petroleum, communications and nutrition. An area that captivates both young and not so young is one that presents a sizeable collection of stuffed mammals of all sizes, including a giraffe, placed in a painstaking recreation of their natural environment.
Museo de Bellas Artes is located in a Neoclassic style building designed by Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Every inch of space has been used to its full potential. The visitor that goes up the ramps will be able to admire the valuable Egyptian collection arranged in the landing. The terrace and the garden display sculptures by prestigious renowned artists. The museum also has three rooms for temporary exhibitions, permanent collections featuring Latin American, European and North American works of art among others. Other facilities include a library and an auditorium, guided tours, workshops and other events to promote cultural programs.
Children can have a fun day at the Museo de los Niños de Caracas, a place dedicated to enhance a child's intellectual potential. This famed museum is a recreational as well as a learning center, that focuses on an all-round development of kids. At this museum, workshops, activities and a plethora of exhibitions breaks the notion of education being a boring and dull concept. From biology to communications, the intriguing exhibits at the museum cover a wide range of topics.
Cinex, which has several branches all across throughout Venezuella is a movie theater. This branch, located in the C.C. Multiplaza Victoria mall has mostly Spanish shows. The theater is always open and show timings are flexible enough for anyone to go. The shows range from local blockbusters to Spanish dubbed Hollywood hits. The theater also has 3D facilities and several children's films. So come along with the family, munch on some pop corn and watch the latest flick.
The Sofía Imber Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas has a permanent display entitled: 'Thanks Jose Gregorio Hernández' in which several Venezuelan artists express themselves on the subject of this miraculous doctor, who has become one of Venezuela's most popular figures of the 20th Century. The exhibition includes more than 150 works in which the artists of Caracas have expressed not only their creativity but also their Christian faith.
Named after one of the greatest pianists and composers of her time, the Teresa Carreño Theater is a majestic cultural venue and the pride of Caracas. Opened in 1983, it has become a major tourist and cultural attraction with performances given by national and international artists. Theater, recitals, chamber music, concerts, opera, operettas and ballet can all be enjoyed in the two fine auditoriums, and the theater also hosts drama, film and music festivals, including the Latin American music festival every November. Sculptures are dotted around the building, and a work in tubes by Jesús Soto hangs over the foyer.