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Museo Camilo Egas - Museum Quito - Ecuador

Camilo Egas (1889-1962), one of Ecuador's most important 20th century painters, was born in Quito's San Blas neighborhood and studied art at the national Fine Arts school in Rome and Paris. Upon his return to Ecuador, Egas won the 1923 Mariano Aguilera national salon award. He moved to New York City in 1927, where he was the director of the New School for Social Research until his death. Museo Camilo Egas showcases this master's works. He is most famous for his Indigenist style, depicting Ecuadorian indigenous daily life and popular culture. The galleries flow into his other phases: Expresionism, Surrealism, Cubism and Abstract.


Venezuela N9-02 and Esmeraldas

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Art museum, Cultural, Art

Getting There

Museo Camilo Egas is four blocks north of the Plaza de la Independencia. Take the Trole to the Plaza Grande stop and walk four blocks up Venezuela, or the Trole to the Plaza del Teatro stop and walk one block uphill on Manabí, and then one block to your right.

Travel Tips:

The museum always looks shut. Just ring the bell (to right of door).

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 1 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-257-2012

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Casa Del Alabado, Museo Numismático del Banco Central, Museo Casa de Sucre, Museo Del Padre Almeida, Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño, Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz, Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo, Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia, Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño and Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito.

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