The Argentinian millionaire's valuable collection is one of Buenos Aires's great treasures .
By Walter Raymond
Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
A magnificent selection of artworks from renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Auguste Rodin, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, and Joan Miró—among others—is available to the public on a permanent basis in Buenos Aires. This amalgam of masterpieces should not be missed by any art lovers who visits the grand capital of Argentinian.
It is a private collection that belonged to the mythical Argentinean businesswoman—a cement heiress—philanthropist and patroness of the arts Amelia Lacroze de Fortabat, better known as Amalita. Lacroze de Fortabat—who died in 2012—refused the word “museum” to define the scope her extensive collection. To this day, the magnificent building, located in the exclusive neighborhood of Puerto Madero is not called a museum, but is popularly known as the "Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection."
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