Erected in ten years, between 1927 and 1937, after the drawings of the Romanian architect N.Nenciulescu, the Royal Palace became in 1948, after the monarchy was abolished, the house of the Romanian National Art Museum. In 1950 the National Gallery of Picture and Sculpture was inaugurated and in 1951 the Universal Gallery was added, now named the European Art Section. Last gallery added was the Old Romanian Arts Section. Since 1990 the building belongs in totality to the museum.Today, the Royal Palace exhibits drawings and paintings of various famous artists; among them Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Stefan Luchian, Nicolae Toniza, Theodor Pallady. Also, works of sculptors like, Constantin Brancusi, Dimitrie Paciurea and Ion Jalea can be admired.
The international collection includes works of Old Masters such as Domenico Veneziano, El Greco, Tintoretto, Jan van Eyck, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt, plus a smattering of works of the impressionists such as Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley.
The Schedule of the National Art Museum:
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00 (May – September)
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 (October – April)
Monday – Tuesday: closed
The Romanian Gallery: RON10
The European Gallery: RON8
The European and Romanian Galleries: RON15
Address: 49-53 Victoriei Avenue
Link: The National Art Museum