Muzeul de Arta (CRAIOVA), Art Museum

Infiintat in: 1954; Orasul: CRAIOVA; Profil general: Arta

Adresa: Calea Unirii numarul 15

Program: 10:00 – 17:00; duminica: 9:00 – 17:00; luni: inchis

It was established in 1908 under the name of “Alexandru and Aristia Aman Picture Gallery”. In 1954, it became the Art Museum of Craiova. It is housed in a Late Baroque palace, a monument of architecture, built between 1900 and 1907 and inaugurated in 1909, designed by the French architect Paul Gottereau. The palace was donated to the state in 1936.

The exhibits include foreign and Romanian paintings (16th – 20th centuries): works by Constantin Lecca, Theodor Aman, Stefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza; seven sculptures by Constantin Brancusi; icon collection, and Romanian graphics. The exhibits are displayed in the foreign art gallery, the Romanian art gallery and the Constantin Brancusi studio.

The palace was the scene of important events: in 1913, this building housed King Charles I and his family. Between 19th of September and 9th of October 1939, it housed the Polish government headed by Eduard Smigli-Ritz, who had fled their country, and between the 5th of November a nd 25th of December 1939, it housed Poland’s president, Ignacy Muscicki. Here took place the discussions that led to Romania conceding to Bulgaria the Southern Dobrogea region. In September 1943, the Headquarters of Army 53, led by general Manakarov, stationed here. In the autumn of 1944, here lived for five weeks Iosip Broz Tito, and on the 5th of September 1944 here was signed the agreement between National Committee for the Liberation of Yugoslavia, as well as the Fatherland Front of Bulgaria.

The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.

Despre cladire
Palat in stil baroc tarziu, monument de arhitectura, construit in 1900 – 1907, inaugurat in 1909, arh. francez Paul Gottereau; donat statului in anul 1936.