Museums in Bucharest

In terms of visual arts, the city contains a number of museums featuring both classical and contemporary Romanian art, as well as selected international works. The National Museum of Art of Romania is perhaps the best-known of Bucharest museums. It is located in the former royal palace and features extensive collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, including works by renowned sculptor Constantin Brâncusi, as well as a prominent international collection assembled by the former Romanian royal family.

Other, smaller museums, contain more specialised collections of works. The Zambaccian Museum, which is situated in the former home of Armenian-Romanian art collector Krikor H. Zambaccian contains works by many well-known Romanian artists as well as international artists such as Paul Cézanne, Eugène Delacroix, Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro and Pablo Picasso.

The Gheorghe Tattarescu Museum contains portraits of Romanian revolutionaries in exile such as Gheorghe Magheru, Stefan Golescu, Nicolae Balcescu and allegorical compositions with revolutionary (Romania's rebirth, 1849) and patriotic (The Principalities' Unification, 1857) themes. The Theodor Pallady Museum is situated in one of the oldest surviving merchant houses in Bucharest and includes many works by Romanian painter Theodor Pallady as well as a number of European and Oriental furniture pieces. The Museum of Art Collections contains the collections of a number of well-known Romanian art aficionados, including Krikor Zambaccian and Theodor Pallady.

Despite the extensive classical art galleries and museums in the city, there is also a contemporary arts scene that has become increasingly prominent in recent times. The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), situated in a wing of the Palace of the Parliament, was opened in 2004 and contains a widespread collection of Romanian and international contemporary art, in a number of expressive forms. The MNAC also manages the Kalinderu MediaLab, which caters specifically to multimedia and experimental art. There is also a range of smaller, private art galleries throughout the city centre.

Armenian Community Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Bdul. Carol I nr. 43, sector 3, Sector 3
Phone: +40 21 313.90.70

Astronomical Observatory

Address: BUCHAREST, Bd. L. Cataragiu nr. 21, sector 1, Sector 1
Phone: +40 21 212.96.44

Bucharest Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Bdul. I.C. Bratianu nr. 2, sector 3, Sector 3
Phone: +40 21 315.68.58

Collection Art Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Calea Victoriei nr. 111, sector 1, Sector 1
Phone: +40 21 212.96.41; +40 21 212.96.42

Cotroceni Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Bdul. Geniului nr. 1, sector 6, Sector 6
Phone: +40 21 317.31.06

Dumitru Minovici Art Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Str. Dr. Nicolae Minovici nr. 3, sector 1, Sector 1
Phone: +40 21 665.73.34

Frederic Storck and Cecilia Cutescu-Storck Art Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Str. Vasile Alecsandri nr. 16, sector 1, Sector 1
Phone: +40 21 211.38.89

George Enescu National Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Calea Victoriei nr. 141, sector 1, Sector 1
Phone: +40 21 318.14.50

Gheorghe Marinescu Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Str. Thomas Masarik nr. 27, sector 2, Sector 2
Phone: +40 21 211.76.13

Jewish History Museum

Address: BUCHAREST, Str. Mamulari nr. 3, sector 3, Sector 3
Phone: +40 21 311.08.70

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