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The National Museum of Art of Romania

Calea Victoriei no. 49-53, Bucharest 70101, Romania
4021-314-81-19
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Ranked #19 of 109 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a really fascinating collection, housed in a beautiful building. Very interesting to see an Eastern European take on familiar movements in Art. As well as paintings and sculpture this museum also contains an eclectic mix of collections including ceramics, netsuke and bohemian glass. Laid out as a series of rooms reflecting the original donors.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

While it was stuffy on the Romanian Art side, there were many interesting paintings. I wrote down the artists we particularly enjoyed and plan to look them up on the internet. On the European side of the museum, there were a few good paintings by well known artists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum offers a huge collection consisting of two exhibitions: one of medieval art (which mainly consists of religious objects i.e. icons, garments, etc.) and one of modern art. The medieval one is interesting but kind of one-sided, the modern one also offers a huge amount of paintings and sculptures. For me as an amateur on the field of art... More

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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a huge art fan but the medieval art and Romanian art was truly fascinating. Take the time to read the info cards in each of the rooms and you really get a good history lesson of Romania in art. I paid for the European art collection too but I didn't have the time to visit that gallery the... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Has a wide variety of art from different countries and artists. Includes pieces from more famous artists as well. Nothing is behind glass so you can really get up close and study the paintings. The Romanian side is actually very interesting and has more pieces than the Romanian National Museum of History. If you have the choice to only go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Romanian National Museum of Art in Bucharest is located in the opulent former Royal Palace that was later used during the Communist era for the Council of Ministers. The building itself has an interesting history and it is to the great credit of the people of Romania today that the building has been restored to its former glory and... More

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a huge collection of very impressive art. The cost of 15 Lei or half that for seniors is a bargain. The docents direct you to the topmost floor to begin viewing. The art is arranged by nation of origin of the artist. You begin in the Italian artists section. Oddly the docent would only allow exit or entrance... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum could easily fill a day (or two half days). Outstanding well organized European collection and phenomenal Romanian collection. The latter is less well organized and visitors who are not Romanian may tire of some of the early historical paintings, the modern art collection of art and sculpture is a magnificent collection. This museum alone is worth a trip... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are passionate about painting or you are just an enthusiast or just want to know more about Romania and you have one day to spent closer to the paintings while in Bucharest, here is my suggestion: offer yourself a treat with the Romanian greatest painters - Nicolae Grigorescu, Nicolae Tonitza, Theodor Aman, Ion Andreescu, Theodor Pallady, Gheorghe Petrascu,... More

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Diamond Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We purchased a ticket for only the Romanian Art Collection which included medieval and late Romanian art. The religious art collection of textiles and artifacts which begins in the "medieval" section is really spectacular. The non-sacred collection of paintings beginning with the 17th century is interesting, but as the collection continues into the 20th century, the art becomes less interesting... More

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