Calea Victoriei No. 49-53

Phone: +40 21 314 81 19
Website: www.mnar.arts.ro

National Museum Of Art Of Romania

The National Museum of Art of Romania (in Romanian: Muzeul Naţional de Artă al României) is located in the former royal palace in Revolution Square, Bucharest, Romania.

The history the building carries within makes any visit comparable to a time travel. During the reign of Carol I (1866 – 1914) the palace has the status of royal winter residence; the king decorates the palace according to his taste and he is as well preoccupied with creating a painting collection which is the today’s nucleus of the European Art Gallery.

Starting 1948 the decision to open a museum inside the palace was put in practice and the reception halls were attributed to the State Council. During the events in December 1989, the building was almost 80% damaged, over 1000 art works being destroyed or harmed.
Starting 1990 the building became the National Museum of Art of Romania and since 2000, after ten years of restoration works, The National Museum of Art of Romania houses three permanent galleries.

The European Art Gallery, the Romanian Medieval Art Gallery and the Romanian Modern Art Gallery include artworks exhibited in an interactive and modern manner, transforming every visit into a delightful and instructive way of spending free time.

The National Museum of Art of Romania also has three satellite museums: The Art Collections Museum, presently exhibiting 14 of the 44 art collections donated to the state starting 1927, Th. Pallady Museum, hosted in one of the oldest houses in Bucharest and K.H. Zambaccian Museum, holding a series of remarkable masterpieces of Romanian and French art.

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 Permanent Collection Highlights (13)

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Permanent Collection

The European Art Gallery, lodged in the Kretzulescu wing, displays art pieces representing the main artistic schools of Europe active between the 14th and the 20th century.

The Romanian Medieval Art Gallery offers, through the 900 artworks on display, a comprehensive and unitary view of the cultural life in the three Romanian Principalities – Walachia, Moldavia and Transylvania, spanning five centuries of artistic achievement, from the late 14th through the early 19th century. The holdings include icons, fresco fragments, embroideries and textiles, illuminated manuscripts and rare books, silver, jewelry, woodcarvings, metalwork, and ceramics. The Gallery also includes an exhibition dedicated to the art of precious metal, including lay and religious objects, jewels and costume accessories from the 14th through the 19th century.

The Gallery of Romanian Modern Art offers, by the means of the 700 paintings and sculptures exhibited, a meaningful insight on the history of Romanian art from the beginning of the 19th century – characterized by the separation from the religious art of Byzantine origin – up to the middle of the 19th century - the epoch of the great classics of Romanian art. The two centuries of art, crossed over by numerous currents and stylistic tendencies, are represented by famous names, important for the Romanian culture, and also by valuable but less known artists, included for the first time on the permanent display of the National Gallery.

Opening hours

10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (October through April)
11:00 a.m. – 7. 00 p. m. (May through September)

Opened daily except Mondays and Tuesdays, 1st January, 25th December, Easter Sunday.

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