The National Museum of Art of Romania showcases the most important and the most comprehensive collection of fine artworks in the country. The proximity to the Romanian Athenaeum enhances the tourist visibility of the museum. The museum is a must-see of the touristic objective of Bucharest.
With a collection of impressive works of art, divided into three major categories: Old Romanian Art Gallery, Modern Romanian Art Gallery and European Art Gallery, the National Art Museum of Romania represent one of the most pleasant and recreational ways to spend. free time in the capital of our country. Among the most important artists who exhibited their works in this museum are Constantin Brancusi, Rembrandt, Monet, Rubens, and Tintoretto.
Established in 1948 under the name of the Art Museum of the Romanian People's Republic, the museum has changed its official title several times and has moved from one wing to another, but still retaining its vocation as an important representative of the Romanian culture. Even though the permanent exhibition was closed for a decade (1990-2000) after the events of December 1989, the museum offered many temporary exhibitions to the public. To the permanent galleries were added, in 2013, the historical spaces of the former Royal Palace (Throne Room, Stairs of Voievozilor, Royal Dining Room).
The permanent exhibition of the museum is a solid landmark for all those interested in Romanian culture. Usually, cultural circuits in Bucharest start with a visit to the Old Romanian Art Gallery and the Modern Romanian Art Gallery, both of which offer the broadest overview of the Romanian culture.
The European Art Gallery, the Romanian Medieval Art Gallery, and the Romanian Modern Art Gallery bring together artworks exhibited in an attractive, modern manner, thus turning a visit to the National Museum of Art into an enjoyable and instructive way of spending time.
For history enthusiasts, the Throne Room and the other spaces of historical relevance give a glimpse into the past, while the temporary exhibitions offer incursions in the creation of Romanian or foreign artists from unique perspectives.
Sculptures by the famous Constantin Brancusi, one of the pioneers of modernism, represent the highlight of the Romanian modern exhibition.
The three galleries hosting the permanent exhibitions represent a source of identity of the Romanian culture, being sought and appreciated by foreign and Romanian tourists.
The museum is increasingly trying to attract visitors to the amazing palace itself, opening up the former royal living quarters and throne room to guided tours on occasional weekends. You do not need to reserve a place on a tour in advance, but you should buy tickets at least 15 minutes before each tour starts. There are three on each day, at 11.30, 14.00 and 16.30.