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The National Museum of Decorative Arts MNAD

The National Museum of Decorative Arts MNAD

If you visit the The National Museum of Decorative Arts MNAD, you will be introduced to architecture and design abundant in the high-class society of 20th century Buenos Aires. The museum is situated in the building belonging to Josefina de Alvear and Matías Errazúriz, both members of aristocratic families. The building itself was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, and was designed by famous French architect René Sergent.

The permanent exhibitions consist of rooms that used to be the home of the aristocratic family, with artwork displayed in the great hall, dining room, dance hall, the Madame salon etc. This exhibition contains around 6 thousand pieces of art which all came from around the world. Roman sculpture and china, Greek tapestry and Oriental decoration all make this collection as beautiful as it is. The building also houses artwork by Monet and El Greco.

Design fans will surely enjoy visiting the museum. The most popular room in the building is the so-called “dance hall”, whose design was inspired by the rooms of the Versailles, which is no wonder when you take into account that the main architect was French and that he also designed a hotel located just next to the Versailles. Contemporary art lovers will enjoy the Art Deco room, as its artwork was done by famous Spanish artist Josep Maria Sert.

Temporary exhibitions are also organized in this museum.

The entrance to the museum is FREE OF CHARGE

Working hours of the museum
The Musem is open from Thursday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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