This is a small but very nice art museum focusing on Latin American art. Not worth a special effort but well worth a drop in if within the neighborhood.
The building itself is one of the prime attractions of this museum.
Unfortunately, I couldn't visit the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes because I happened to be in downtown Santiago on a Monday, the only day the museum's not open. However, I did make a short detour to see the Palacio de Bellas Artes, a beautiful Neoclassical building, and Rebeca Matte's magnificent sculpture: "Icaro y Dedalo (Unidos en la Gloria y en la Muerte)". Rebeca Matte was born in Santiago in 1875 and she became Chile's first female sculptor, and she also was the first foreigner and first woman to be named honorary professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Many believe she completed her best work during the 1912-1926 period, including "Icaro y Dedalo" in 1922. In 1926, her only child, who was suffering from tuberculosis, passed away and Matte never sculpted again. She died in Paris 3 years later at the age of 53, and that same year her husband gave a copy of the "Icaro y Dedalo" sculpture to Chile. It can now be seen in front of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes' main entrance.
IMO, this is the 2nd best museum in Santiago de Chile (after Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino). The entrance fee is 600CLP (student with ISIC Card 300CLP), and with Turistik bus ticket, it's complimentary. The museum has a wide spectrum of what we call 'Fine Arts'; from sculptures, paintings, photography, to new media. You will definitely see lots of COOL stuff there! This place is beautiful inside out, and is totally worth a visit! The museum opens from Tue-Sun, 10:00a to 06:50p.
When walking in the Parque Forestal, you can not miss the Museo de Bellas Artes.
About halfway you se this big, beautiful building, designed in a neoclassical style.
This museum contains more then 3.000 pieces of art like paintings, drawings, sculptures . . . .
On Sunday there is no entrance fee.
It's a beautiful neoclassic building, built on 1910, they have different classic art collections.
Entrance fee is $600 (about USD1.20). Sundays free.
It's open Tuesday to Suanday, from 10:00 AM yo 6:00 PM. (Monday is closed).
The museum it is located around by a park Forestal, in this park you will find a lot f sculptures I recommend start here the tour, the museum have 5.600 art works, between paintings sculptures of national and international artists from coloni to the present
El museo se encuentra en el parque forestal recomiendo comenzar el paseo por aquí, encontras lindas esculturas. El museo tiene 5600 obras de arte, entre pinturas esculturas de artistas nacionales e internacionales desde la colonia hasta el presente
Built in 1910 is Santiago´s fine art museum front an entire block in the Parque Forestal.
Emphazise the Belgian- built glass and metal cupola ( 1907).
It has permanent collections of French, Italian, Dutch and off course Chilean paintings, plus speacil exhibits from overseas.
Open all over the year from tuesday to sunday 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Defenitly worth it to take a look,
The Chilean architect Emilio Jequier designed this beautiful palace and museum. It is in Neoclassical style, and was built in 1910 to commemorate the Republic. It is a copy of the Petit Palais of Paris.
The sculpture of Daedalus and Icarus is by the Chilean sculptor Rebeca Matte, and adorns the entrance. It shelters the interior of the Fine Arts Museum, one of the most important in the country and the oldest in South America.
Inside its stately and lovely interior it is possible to find around 2,700 paintings by famous foreign and Chilean artists. They also exhibit interesting reproductions, sketches and famous sculptures.
They have a large slide exhibit and a modern specialized art library with over 15,000 volumes, documents, and archives.
There are different exhibitions during the year, so maybe you'll be lucky and see one of some famous artist.
Entry is free on Sundays, and you can organize guided visits.
Open Hours: 10am-7pm Tue-Sun (winter)/ 11am-8pm Tue-Sun (summer)