The National Museum of Fine Art is the most prestigious of all, is located in Recoleta and has an amazing collection of Argentinian and International Artists.
This Museum was created in 1895 by President José Evaristo Uriburu and received they first collection from a donation of Adriano Rossi and José Prudencio de Guerrico.
The first director was Eduardo Schiaffino, artist, critic and the first Argentinian Art Historian. He wanted a metropolitan museum where the collection follows the example of European and North American museum.
In 1896 the museum was finally created so Schiaffino travelled to Europe to buy art and this finished with a inaugural opening in 1908.
In 1932 the Museum was relocated to the location where we can find it today. This building was “Casa de Bombas” from Recoleta. Then, in 1942 this place needed more space so they added rooms, also since the museum was opened they received a lot of donations from several collectors. Nowadays, this is the most important museum in Argentina.
The permanent collection has it highlights to explore from Ernesto De la Carcova, Antonio Berni, Paul Gauguin, el Greco, Vassily Kandinsky, Emilio Petorutti, Vincent Van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Xul Solar, Marta Minujin, this is just to name a few.
The opening hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Closed Mondays. The admission free of charge and has English guide visits Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 1PM.
Tip: they have some guide visits for decreased visual acuity. The rooms are comfortable for people with wheelchair and has sign language guide visits (this is for the Argentinian Sign Language).
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes belongs to National Ministry of Culture. Inside we will find 24 exhibition halls to explore, all of them with great content and magnificent art. This Museum is also well known to be the one with the biggest permanent collection about 12000 pieces.
The most requested exhibitions are located on the first floor and are part of the 20th century, most to Argentinean and Latin American art, the international exhibit has avant-garde masters artists such as Klee, Kandinsky, De Chirico, Carra, Modigliani, Picasso,etc. on this floor also meet the Argentine art from 1960 to 1980 through works by Ernesto Deira, Jorge de la Vega, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, Antonio Saura, Carlos Alonso, Antonio Seguí, Juan Carlos Distéfano, Edgardo Giménez and Marta Minujin, among others.