Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

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Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

This Less Known Art Museum of Craiova is a must see place if you ever come to visit Romania.

The Art Museum of Craiova is in the luxurious palace of the former merchant Jean Mihail, inaugurated in the summer of 1954.

The Jean Mihail Palace was erected between 1900 and 1907, after the plans of  Paul Gottereau a French architect, at the request of Constantin Mihail one of the richest man of Romania in that period.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

Due its richness of its heritage, the setting and the way its most valuable pieces of art are exhibited makes the visitors to stare in awe.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

Basic Fund Heritage Museum was the Pinacoteca “Aman and Society,” which transfers added important works their purchases and new donations, most of them made by Romanian artists, reaching today a collection of over 12,000 artworks Romanian and foreign.

Since 1962 works of art from the Art Museum of Craiova, Romania its heritage entered directly into the international high values through participation in international exhibitions, organized in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

The rooms are tastefully decorated with Venetian mirrors, shells painted ceilings and chandeliers of Murano crystal ornaments, columns, stairs Carrara marble, walls upholstered in silk Lyon, paneling and stylish furniture.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

In 1956, in the National Gallery of Art, opened in Craiova a special room where they presented to the public four sculptures of Constantin Brancusi: Hubris (1905), Head of a boy (1906), The Kiss (1907) and thigh or fragment Spinner (1909-1910).Art Museum of Craiova, Romania became the first museum in Romania and one of the first museums in the world who dedicate permanent space presenting works of C. Brancusi.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Head of a boy by Constantin Brancusi

 

All rooms give an air of elegance and taste. The palace was covered with slate and equipped from the outset with electrical installation, central heating etc. Prized for its artistic value, he figured since 1947 as one of the most important monuments of civil architecture from the early twentieth century.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

Over the years, the collection has been enriched with some acquisitions made by the Mayor, as well as a number of donations, which include: Cornetti, Glogoveanu, Romanescu and Jean Michael (painting universal). The number increased so that the building works became overcrowded, although by 1930-1931 they built a special wing of donation from N. Romanescu. In 1950 Pinacoteca is taken from Oltenia Museum, and in 1954 the current headquarters is assigned and becomes Art Museum of Craiova.

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova
Less Known Art Museum of Craiova

Less Known Art Museum of Craiova  is one of the most important sights of Oltenia and if ever are in the neighborhood you should definitely go and visit.Where? Well here is the address: ROMANIA, County Dolj, Craiova, Jean Mihail Palace, Calea Unirii, and Number. 15

So do you like our article about Less Known Art Museum of Craiova? Would you come and visit my hometown? I can say that this place is old, luxurious and great!

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