The National Museum of Art of Romania
Romanian Medieval Art Gallery

Romanian Medieval Art Gallery

Over 900 icons, mural paintings, embroideries, manuscripts, silverware, woodcarvings, many of them unique, amply survey Romanian art from the 14th – to the early 19th century. Items on display showcase developments in Moldavia, Wallachia and Transylvania, reflecting the intricate manner in which a traditional Byzantine layer blended in Oriental as well as Western influences to generate original local art forms.

ION GRIGORESCU:  The Painted Work, 1963-2017

ION GRIGORESCU: The Painted Work, 1963-2017

The National Museum of Art of Romania and the Museum of Recent Art Foundation announce the opening of the exhibition Ion Grigorescu: The Painted Work, 1963-2017.
Curator: Erwin Kessler, art historian and critic, director, Museum of Recent Art.
National Gallery Wing, Groundfloor
Calea Victoriei 49-53,
Open 9 July to 22 October 2017
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs (until 30 September), Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 – 18.00 hrs (October)

K.H. Zambaccian Museum

K.H. Zambaccian Museum

Art collector and critic Krikor H. Zambaccian (1889-1962) put together one of the richest and most valuable private collections in Romania. In the 1940s Zambaccian had the house purpose built so as to enable him to display the paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings and furniture he had acquired over more than half a century. Both the collection and the house were donated by him to the Romanian State in 1947.
In celebration of his deed, Zambaccian was made a member of the Romanian Academy.
The collector’s portfolio of Romanian artists offers a brief but dense overview of modern Romanian art, covering representative paintings by founding figures like Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, classical modernists like Ștefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza, Theodor Pallady and Gheorghe Petrașcu, and post-war figurative painters like Corneliu Baba, Alexandru Phoebus and Horia Damian. Sculptures by Brâncuși, Milița Petrașcu, Oscar Han and Cornel Medrea reflect Zambaccian’s preference for a more traditional vein of modernism. To create a context for Romanian art and enhance his prestige, Zambaccian also acquired works by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard, Utrillo, and Marquet, which lend his collection a profile unmatched in Romania.