Immediately south of the Caminito, the cavernous Fundación Proa (Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929, tel. 011/4104-1000, www.proa.org , 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tues.–Sun.) is a literally state-of-the-art display space that showcases abstract and figurative works by Argentine and international painters and sculptors. In addition, it includes an auditorium that hosts a regular schedule of lectures, live music and dance, film, and other cultural events.
Admission costs US$2.50 for adults, US$0.80 for children and seniors, but children under age 12 accompanied by an adult do not pay; free guided tours take place Tuesday–Friday at 3 and 5 p.m., with an additional noon tour on weekends. English-language tours cost US$8 extra pp, for up to ten people.