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National Museum of Fine Arts – Buenos Aires

The National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina (MNBA) It is located on Avenida del Libertador 1473, in the Recoleta neighborhood, from Buenos Aires.

Author: Beatrice Murch

It was inaugurated in 1895 and, after occupying various buildings, was hosted in what was the Bomb House belonging to the company of Sanitary Works of the Nation. The architect Rafael Bustillo He was in charge of adapting it and the result was a space perfectly adapted to the needs of a museum, with large well-lit rooms that opened in 1933. As the collections increased thanks to purchases and donations, the building was expanded Repeatedly.

The MNBA International Art Collection, which is exhibited on the ground floor, includes works from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with works by Picasso, Monet, Goya, Rodin, Gauguin and other internationally renowned artists.

The Permanent Collection of Argentine Art of the 20th Century It is located on the first floor and exhibits works by Berni, Soldi and Quinquela Martín, among others. On the same floor, the Andean Pre-Columbian Art Room and the Audience where various cultural and educational activities are carried out.

A permanent sample of photographs is exhibited on the second floor and on the terraces there are outdoor sculptures, just like in the surrounding gardens. The library The Museum is a reference in the art scene.

It is worth exploring the collection by renting a audio guide. For $ 35 (€ 6.50 or US $ 9), in English or Spanish, and for 80 minutes we will have a detailed and complete visit.

The MNBA schedule It is from Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ask for Guided visits directly in the Museum. Admission is free.

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