Welcome to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, emblem of the national museums’ system of the National Ministry of Culture. Of its several characteristics, there are three that make it unique: First, its extraordinary artistic heritage, which makes it the largest public collection in Latin America. Among its more than 12,000 pieces, two collections stand out: the collection of nineteenth-century European art, considered the most important in the region, and the collection of Argentine art, beyond any doubt the most valuable of its kind worldwide.
Walking along the 24 exhibition halls of the ground floor, visitors will encounter sculptures by Curatella Manes and Rodin, paintings by El Greco and Rembrandt, the magnificent Goya´s room, and the most important Latin American collection of impressionists and post-impressionism, from Manet to Sorolla, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Degas. Towards the end of the tour, the visitor will find a selection of works by Argentinean masters: Pueyrredón, Sívori, Della Valle, de la Cárcova and the fantastic works by Cándido López, among many others. A second feature of the museum that should be pointed out is its top-level staff. It is characterized not only for its excellency and professionalism, but also for the passion and the thrust with which they undertake their different tasks, from the restoration and conservation of the works and their staging, to the maintenance and care of the historic building.
Finally, it should be emphasised once again that this is a National Museum and as such, it belongs to the community and admission is free. This freedom to enjoy art benefits those who love the works and form our most frequent visitors, those who perhaps visit only once as a unique experience and especially, those who have not yet approached. We welcome all of you to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.