La Capilla del Hombre

A few weeks ago all my ninth graders took a field trip to a local museum as an interdisciplinary experience between English and Art class.
The Capilla del Hombre houses some of the most famous works by the Ecuadorian artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin. Everywhere we go in Ecuador (and Chile too) we find replicas of his paintings. A friend of Pablo Picasso, he focused on the struggles of Indigenous people in the Americas and later on in various places around the world.
It was very powerful to see his paintings and hear the tour that our students went on. It was even more powerful to read their essays afterward and learn how the museum affected each of them.
If you come to visit, it’s a must-see in Quito!


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