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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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Library collection is available online. We invite you to discover the treasures it contains here: Library Catalog

“Raquel Calles de Edelman” Library, at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, was created with the purpose of encouraging wider circulation of visual arts culture, and bringing together its patrimony began as soon as the Museum itself was founded.

It is considered to be the most important library specializing in the visual arts to be found in Argentina.

The Library’s collection includes over 110,000 books, 54,000 press articles and pamphlets and more than 1,830 periodical titles. Featured in its special collections are the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Jorge Romero Brest, Damián Bayón and Jorge López Anaya, among many others.     

Visiting hours:

-Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.

-Saturday, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Services Available to the Public

For further information o personal consultation please request a shift to: [email protected] 

  • ​Reading room
  • Online catalog available for consultation
  • Consultations via e-mail or telephone
  • Specialized art referencing: search orientation for visual arts-related themes and assistance in the selection of material on existing supports (books, periodicals, press archives and sales catalogs)
  • Photocopies
  • Library materials may be available for loan depending on the type of consultation and user

Telephone: +54 11 5288-9960

E-mail: [email protected]

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