Unmarked Studios of Santiago
Calling all culture seekers: in collaboration with our partners at Antenna, we curate personalized itineraries full of exclusive private access to museums, galleries and artists’ studios, giving you a more intimate look inside the history and contemporary scenes of Chile’s art culture. Whether you wish to explore modern art, ceramics, textile design, sculptures or other styles of art, we create itineraries in one of our three culturally-rich neighborhoods that provide you with an experience that is tailored to your tastes.
Antenna is an organization dedicated to the Visual Arts in Chile and connects people with art and through art. They support artists in the management and development of art and art research, and have created a community of friends – individuals, families, companies and other organizations – who also share their vision in supporting and contributing to the development of the Visual Arts and Chilean culture. This community, built of collaboration and philanthropy, invites lovers of art to partake in enriching, exclusive experiences which link the world of art to society, further developing and disseminating the cultural identity of Chile.
Barrio Italia (Italian Neighborhood)
Barrio Italia is a historic neighborhood located between the communes of Providencia and Ñuñoa. Settled by immigrant artisans in the 19th century it is not wonder that this barrio houses an effervescent art scene where a diversity of artists have built their workshops within the old mansions of the neighborhood an open-art gallery in itself. Stroll through the streets and admire vintage furniture, paintings and other craft pieces on display. Savour a delicious meal at one of the many chic cafes, restaurants and bars spread throughout the neighborhood. Condé Nast Traveller magazine says that Barrio Italia is “Santiago’s Neighborhood on the Up.”
Barrios Yungay y República (Yungay and Republic Neighborhoods)
Located in the western sector of Santiago, Barrio Yungay is one of the oldest and most culturally active neighborhoods in the Metropolitan Region. Many great men and women, many of whom were intellectuals, artistic, politicians and academics, lived in Barrio Yungay and drove the country’s educational, cultural, political and institutional development. Barrio República also sits in western Santiago neighborhood and is where you can find the Museo de Solidaridad Salvador Allende and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Ideal for lovers of architecture, gaze at the historical and architectural sights in this traditional neighborhood – many of them built during the mining boom of the 19th century.
Barrio Vitacura (Vitacura Neighborhood)
Barrio Vitacura located in the northeastern part of Santiago borders the neighborhoods of Las Condes, Huechuraba, and Lo Barnechea. Its name is derived from the Mapuche word “butacura,” meaning “Great Stone,” and it is one of the most affluent and fashionable areas of Santiago, housing many of the city’s wealthiest families and individuals.It is know for its chic restaurants, exclusive designer shopping, the spacious Parque Bicentenario (Bicentennial Park) and various art galleries. One such gallery is the Galería Animal, located on Alonso de Córdova and Nueva Costanera. This gallery was founded in the year 2000 and its space was specifically designed to promote and develop art collections which consists of a careful selection of contemporary works.
The routes stay the same but the sties visited will vary – depends on the availability of artists’ workshops and museum hours.
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