|Evita's Last public appearance|
I am not going to lie, history and politics have unfortunately never been of great interest to me, although I wish they were. My negative attitude towards museums comes from being dragged from one museum to the next on family vacations. Museums to me meant long hours of boredom, when my idea of a vacation was lying on a beach with a piña colada. I can honestly say that today was the first time I have sought out a museum due to my own curiosity on a subject. Could I finally be growing up? … Probably not, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Anyways, coming to Argentina, I knew nothing about Argentine history. Overtime, through class and talking to locals, I started learning about Peronism and the Peron family. Normally, as I stated above, I would learn what I needed to for class and probably forget it after my exam, but this time it was different. I could not figure out if Peronism and the Peron family, which still plays a major role in today’s government, had had a negative or positive impact on Argentina as a whole and when I would ask, I found I always got a slightly different answer.
So, today my curiosity on the subject led me to the Evita Museam in Palermo Chico. The museum is a mansion built in beginning of the twentieth century in honor of Evita’s life and accomplishments as a political figure. The museum shows pictures and artifacts from her life, starting with her struggle with poverty as a child, progressing to her acting and singing career and then finally onto her life with Juan Peron and political impact on Argentina. Throughout the museum, her fancy clothes and jewelry, which she used to portray her perfect image, are on display as well as videos and images of her public appearances and speeches.
|Collection of Evita's dresses|
University of Belgrano