The National Museum of Fine Arts

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Situated on Libertador Avenue 1473, this museum has one of the most important art collections in Latin America. The ground floor of the museum houses a fine international collection of paintings from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century. It contains paintings by El Greco, Rubens, Tiepolo, Van de Velde, Tiziano, Zurbarán, and Goya, among others.

In April 2019, the Museum has been renewed to present to the public two permanent galleries dedicated to the Pre-Columbian Art and Colonial Art collections in the ground floor, with around 400 pre-Hispanic pieces from the Argentinian North-West cultures. 

Nineteenth century French painting is thoroughly represented, with works by Corot, Manet, Boudin, Cézanne, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Degas, and others. There are also works by 19th century and early 20th century Spanish artists, including Ramón Casas, Ignacio Zuloaga and Pablo Picasso.

The outstanding collection of sculptures includes one of the few original copies of Rodin´s “The kiss” that exist around the world.

On one of the most recent renovation projects the Museum has opened a new room for the Guerrico Collection.

The local art production is also represented in the Museum's galleries, with works by its leading representatives, such as Cándido López, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Emilio Pettoruti, Xul Solar, Raquel Forner, Grete Stern, Antonio Berni, Alicia Penalba, Gyula Kosice, Marta Minujín, Antonio Seguí and León Ferrari. In addition, the Museum has outstanding holdings of other Latin American art, with an assemblage of pieces by Pedro Figari, Joaquín Torres García, Tarsila do Amaral, Diego Rivera and Jesús Rafael Soto, among others.

Location: Avenida del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.
Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am to 8 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am to 8 pm.
Mondays closed.
May 1st, May 18th, December 24th & 25th, January 1st: Closed.
Admission: Free
For further information visit the museum´s website:

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