Ground floor

European art from centuries XII to XIX

Argentinian art from XIX century

First floor

International art from the XX century

Argentinian art from the XX century

Second floor

Temporary room

and terraces

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About us

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is a de-centralized public organism pertaining to the Secretaría de Gobierno de Cultura de la Nación Argentina (Argentinean Government National Secretariat of Culture). It holds an eminently diverse patrimony, including over 12,000 pieces between paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, textiles and objects. Its collection comprises pre-Colombian, Colonial, Argentinean and international art in a time span that ranges from the 3rd century B.C. to the present. Its significance as a point of attraction also lies in the number of visitors it receives, with people of all ages, from all socio-economic groups and arriving from all parts of the country and the world.     


  • Andrés Duprat
    Executive Director
  • Mariana Marchesi
    Artistic Director
  • Mariano D'Andrea
    Administrative Management and Legal Affairs Delegate



The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes’ mission is to act as tutor and guardian of the artworks that make up its archive, in addition to promoting and disseminating the fine arts in general, with the aim of guaranteeing the collective right of access to cultural heritage.  

General Objectives:

  • Act as tutor and guardian of the Museum’s artistic patrimony
  • Increase the Museum’s patrimony
  • Effectively manage the Museum’s patrimony
  • Disseminate the Museum’s artistic patrimony and the visual arts
  • Strengthen the Museum as an institution

Governing Legislation

  • Executive Order creating the Museum, signed by President José Evaristo Uriburu on July 16, 1895
  • Executive Order for De-concentration N°1917/2006.
  • Argentinean Ministry of Culture Resolution N° 1397/2008, bringing terms for documentary background descriptions into accordance with ISAD norms (g).
  • Administrative Decision 231/2016.

Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes has received distinction for its Environmental Stewardship Guidelines, in accordance with the regulations set forth in the framework of the Sistema Argentino de Calidad Turística (Argentina’s Tourism Quality System). December 1, 2017.

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