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Art Galleries, Art, Culture

Nicaragua is a country with a rich, vibrant cultural heritage. The people of Nicaragua often expresses themselves by means of the arts, whether it through painting, drawing or pottery. They also express themselves through performing arts and literature. A visit to one of Nicaragua's art galleries can give you real insight into the deep emotions and perceptions of Nicaraguans. Nicaraguan art galleries are breathtaking, colorful and filled with emotion. For a truly authentic Nicaraguan cultural experience, include a tour of a Nicaraguan art gallery on your itinerary.

The Ortiz Gurdián Foundation Art Center is located in two old colonial structures that have been restored. As you walk through these buildings you will be amazed by the variety of paintings, contemporary art and sculptures on display. One building exhibits art in chronological order, guiding you through centuries of artistic genius. It begins with art works dating back to the 16th century and brings you through history to the contemporary arts. This outstanding Nicaraguan art gallery’s collection is made up mostly of pieces lent from other galleries. Certain works also come from individuals who took part in national art bienales. When can you visit the Ortiz Gurdián Center from Tuesday to Saturday at 10:30 am until 6:30 pm as well as on Sunday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

The Claro Oscuro Art Gallery is relatively small but just as rewarding to view. Here you can examine brightly colored paintings by young Nicaraguans. Also on display are paintings by Ricardo Maya, a Cuban painter. The art genres of this gallery tend to be figurative and include surrealism, primitivism and magical realism. Artists from all over Nicaragua can exhibit and sell their works at the gallery. You can visit the Nicaraguan art gallery on Mondays to Fridays from 12 noon until 6:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Granada‘s art gallery is located in the eastern section of Plaza de los Leones. Paintings on exhibition are the works of Nicaraguans and other Latin Americans. Painting genres vary. Information about the artworks along with the prices are clearly displayed. The gallery is open from Mondays to Saturdays at these times: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00pm.

Online Nicaraguan art galleries can be located on the World Wide Web and are a great way to acquaint yourself with local art as well as to purchase art works.