Location: Av. Del Libertador 1473. Recoleta
Phone: 4803-0802 / 8814
The first MNBA was set up at the BON MARCHE French shop galleries on Florida Street. By 1909 the museum’s collection had become something in the order of 20 times larger and had to be moved elsewhere.
The building was adapted to the museum’s needs by architect Alejandro Bustillo keeping the original front and projecting a new portico. It is the most important museum in Argentina and one of the main such houses in the Americas.
The new hall, 96 metres long and 16 metres wide, was opened in 1980 in order to house the permanent 20th Century Art Collection. More recently, a new Pre- Colombine Andean Art hall was joined to it. On the same floor, there is also an auditorium.
The second floor was opened in 1984 where we find the director’s office, the technical departments and two terraces with their sculptures. In February 2004, a permanent photography exhibition area was opened both for works belonging to the museum and for roving works.
The ground floor with 2,000 square metres is destined mainly for international art shows, dating from the Middle Ages and up to the 20th Century. There is also a specialized library with over 150,000 pieces.
There is another artistic book shop in the reception area as well as the Friends of the Museum where to find catalogues, reproductions of famous works and souvenirs.
Currenly, it has 32 rooms, where there are permanent and temporary exhibitions. Its highlights are the works of artists such as: Miró, Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco, Tintoretto, Picasso, Cándido López, Pueyrredón, Degas, Rodin, Tiépolo, Rodin, Manet, Degas, De Chirico, Kandinsky, and Tàpies. As regards Argentine art: pieces by Morel, Pueyrredón, de la Cárcova, Sívori, Malharro, Fader, Guttero, Curatella Manes, Petorutti, Quinquela Martín, Berni, Spilimbergo, Deira, Distéfano, Alonso, Benedit and Seguí, among others.
Audio guides in Spanish and English where incorporated recently.
Opening Hours : Tuesday to Friday from 12.30 hs. to 20.30 hs. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 09.30 hs. to 20.30 hs
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits free of charge.