National Art Museum, Bucharest

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    The National Museum of Art

    by violeta13 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The National Museum of Art of Romania was founded in 1948 from the royal collection as well as with works drawn from local private and public collections.
    Departaments:
    -Romanian Medieval and Modern Art
    -European Painting and Sculpture
    -Prints and Drawings
    -Oriental Art
    - European Decorative Art
    -Contemporary Art
    Opening hours:
    Wednesday - Sunday,
    11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (May - September) 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (October - April
    Closed:
    Monday, Tuesday

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    National Art Museum (former Royal Palace)

    by Andraf Updated Sep 27, 2010

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    The National Art Museum is housed since 1948 in the former Royal Palace building, which is located along Victory Avenue, in the northwestern corner of the Revolution Square. It was first built around 1815 by Prince Dinicu Golescu and it underwent changes over several decades. The building was remodeled in 1882-1885 after plans by the French architect Paul Gottereau only to be rebuilt in 1930-1938 after being damaged in a fire in 1926. Damaged again during the events of December 1989 the palace was closed for repairs for several years before reopening in its entirety in 2002.

    The museum displays a large collection of Romanian and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century. My favorite part of the museum is the Romanian Modern Art Gallery where you get a change to see some of the 19th to 20th century Romanian artists and get a feeling of the development of the Romanian modern art. I recommend you have a look at the works by Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Ştefan Luchian, Marcel Iancu, Constantin Brâncuşi, Dimitrie Paciurea.

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    Gallery of Romanian Art

    by iwys Updated Dec 9, 2007

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    The National Museum of Art's Gallery of Romanian Art, or Galeria de Arta Româneascã, is next door to the Gallery of European Art. you can pay for admission to this gallery only or buy a combined ticket for both. On the lower level is a display of old Romanian art, mostly taken from churches, while the modern Romanian art is on the upper level. The spaces are beautifully designed and lit. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the interior is one of the finest I've seen in any national art gallery in the world.

    The highlights, for me, are the paintings of Nicolae Grigorescu, Theodore Aman and Nicolae Darascu.

    Combined admission: 15 ron
    Camera: 10 ron

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    Gallery of European Art

    by iwys Updated Dec 9, 2007

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    The National Museum of Art's Gallery of European Art, or Galeria de Arta Europeana, is next door to the Gallery of Romanian Art. You can either pay to visit this gallery only or buy a combined ticket for both. Be warned: they are huge and it will take you many hours to see every level in both galleries.

    The collection includes paintings by El Greco, Rubens, Renoir, Pissaro and Monet. My personal favourites, however, are Pieter Breughel's Four Seasons.

    Combined admission: 15 ron
    Camera: 10 ron

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    The National Museum of Contemporary Art

    by Delia_Madalina Updated Jun 27, 2009

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    I'm not an expert in Arts but our National Museum of Contemporary Art seams years behind from what it should be. Romanian art is not the reason to got to NMCA, but rather to see how much this type of art is treasured by Romania.

    A few years back, its popularity came from the events held at the last floor, on the terrace. Even this summer, the terrace hosts electronic music parties.

    Still, if you come around the right time of the year you might attend KinoFest - 23-25 October 2009: third edition of the international digital film festival of Romania

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    National Art Museum

    by monica71 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The museum is located opposite to the Ateneul Roman. The most important collections here are the Gallery of Romanian Medieval Art and the Gallery of Romanian Modern Art.
    Works of the following known painters are on display: Gheorghe Tattarescu, Theodor Aman, Karl Storck, Ioan Andreescu, Stefan Luchian and Theodor Pallady.
    The work of the romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi (1876-1953) is also displayed here.

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    Great Buildings - The Museum of Art Collections

    by Romanian_Bat Written Jan 5, 2008

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    A rich landlord, Constantin Faca had a house built on this site at the beginning of the 19th century. However he did not live to see it accomplished and it was finished by Treasurer Romanit. The building hosted the Voyevodal Treasury (1834) and it was then bought over by the state (1836), hosting the Administrative Court and later on the Ministry of Finance. In 1883 it was expanded into a palace, with a part of the old building being incorporated into this one. In 1978 it was turned into a museum, gathering 33 art collections donated to the government or confiscated by the Communist government from its owners. Most of these collections used to be hosted in their owners' houses or in houses especially built for that, but some of these buildings were razed off to make place for Ceausescu's communist development, while others were given another use or were abandoned (e.g. Avakian House). Some of the collections hosted by the museum include Anastasie Simu, Dona, Weinberg, Oprescu, Garabet Avakian. Some of the most interesting collections are the Oriental Art room and the cellar, hosting pieces of stone carving taken from Vacaresti Monastery (when it was foolishly demolished by Ceausescu). Nowadays only the Southern wing is properly restored and open to the public, while the Northern one is neglected. The museum is open daily, except for Mondays and Tuesdays, 10.00-18.00.

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    The National Art Museum

    by frankcanfly Written Oct 9, 2006

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    The National Art Museum was founded in 1948 to house the former Royal Collection along with those of various other museums in the country's capitol.

    The aim of the museum is to provide a comprehensive view of Romanian art from the early Middle Ages to the present, in as broad a European context as possible.

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    The National Museum Of Arts

    by anaochiana Written Oct 19, 2006

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    This museum was founded in 1948 with works from local private and public collections as well as from the royal collection . Actually this building was the former royal palace..so go and see some fine art ( more than 100000 pieces) and a beautifull architecture..
    Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday :10.00 a.m-6.00 p.m (october-april)
    11.00 a.m-7.00 p.m (may-september)
    closed:monday, tuesday, january1 st, Easter day and 25 december

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    The Royal Palace / National Art Museum

    by codrutz Updated Jun 12, 2009

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    This is a double attraction, as it is The Royal Palace, which was the official residence of Romania's leaders for more than a hundred years, that is from 1837 to 1948, and also now hosts one of the best museums in Bucharest, that is the National Art Museum.

    First in 1837 Alexandru Ghica (prince of Valahia, which was one of the provinces of current Romania) used the building there as an official residence, then in 1866 Carol I of Romania, then Carol II and his son Mihai I, the Royal Palace had to stand a big fire in 1926 and some 80 heavy bombs in April 1944 and gun shots in 1989 (1000 works of art being damaged or destroyed than).

    From 1950 it is used to display the National Gallery then from 1954 it developed an Foreign Art Gallery. From 2000 the galleries are: The European Art Gallery and The Gallery of Romanian Art.

    Collections are great, visit this museum if you like paintings especially, you will find original masterpieces displayed only here and Romanian art exhibits that will give you a historical and art perspective of Romania.

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    Bucharest's National Museum of Art

    by yvgr Updated Apr 25, 2012
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    While staying in Bucharest I found the National Museum of Art ("Muzeul Naţional de Artă al României") to be one of the best Museums in the entire city. You need at least three hours while making a visit. It features notable collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.The modern Romanian collection features sculptures by Constantin Brâncuşi and Dimitrie Paciurea, as well as paintings by Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Theodor Pallady, Gheorghe Petraşcu, and Gheorghe Tattarescu.

    The international collection includes works by Old Masters such as Domenico Veneziano, El Greco, Tintoretto, Jan van Eyck, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt, plus a smattering of works by impressionists such as Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley. Among the most famous Old Master works in the collection are Jacopo Amigoni's portrait of the singer Farinelli, a Crucifixion by Antonello da Messina, and Alonso Cano's Christ at the Column.

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    National Museum of Art

    by Airpunk Written Sep 13, 2013
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    Here, you'll find a collection of classic paintings as well as medieval (mainly religious) art. The museum is located in the former Royal Palace and is divided in two sections: European and Romanian art. You get get an overview over the exhibits on their website.
     
    The European section (left) has galleries divided by nationalities and contains the old masters from all over Europe. The focus is on renaissance art. Some big names like Tintoretto, Monet and Rubens are included - however, no top-class works in my opinion. The right wing contains the medieval art collection which is mostly from churches and monasteries which were destroyed in the Ceaucescu era. It even includes frescoes from one of them. The upper floors have important work from Romanian artists throughout the centuries. Nice for art lovers, but a little old-fashioned and not on the same level with the top art museums in Europe.
     
    Prices are 8 lei for the European section, 10 lei for the Romanian and 15 lei if you buy a ticket for both (2013). A photo permit can be purchased, but for 100 lei, it is ridiculously high. Plan 1 to 1 1/2 hours for the European section and between 1 1/2 and 2 for the Romanian one.

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    The National Art Museum

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    What was once the Royal Palace is now a very pleasant art museum with several galleries and many notable works by famous Romanian and foreign painters.

    The National Museum of Art of Romania, which is the official name, was founded in 1948 and is home to the largest and finest art collection in the country.

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    National Art Museum

    by surudream Written Apr 6, 2005
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    Erected in ten years, between 1927 and 1837, after the Romanian's architect D.Niculescu drawings, the Royal Palace became in 1948, after the monarchy was abolished, the house of the Romanian National Art Museum. In 1950 the National Gallery of Picture and Sculpture was inaugurated and in 1951 a new section was added called, Universal Gallery, now named European Art Section. Last gallery added was Old Romanian Arts Section. From 1990 the building belongs in totality to the museum.
    Today, in the Royal Palace, drawings and paintings can be seen of famous artists like, Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Stefan Luchian, Nicolae Toniza, Theodor Pallady and works of sculptors like, Constantin Brancusi, Dimitrie Paciurea and Ion Jalea.
    The international collection includes works by Old Masters such as Domenico Veneziano, El Greco, Tintoretto, Jan van Eyck, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt, plus a smattering of works by impressionists such as Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley.

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