CHILE: Botero and the Museum of Memory


Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib exhibition travels from its home in Berkeley to Santiago's Museo de la memoria, and changes the conversation about human rights and art when it arrives.

The Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) is a striking, contemporary building on the edge of downtown Santiago, Chile. Its simple rectangular form – glass, steel, and concrete sheathed in green metallic mesh – seems to hover over a sunken, open-air plaza that spans a city block.

Publication date: 
August 16, 2012
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article