Infiintat in: 1969; Orasul: SATU MARE; Profil general: Arta
Adresa: Piata Libertatii numarul 21
Program: 10:00 – 18:00; sambata: 10:00 – 14:00 (vara); 9:00 – 17:00; sambata: 10:00 – 14:00 (iarna); luni: inchis
The building currently housing the art department of Satu Mare County Museum was built during the second half of the 19th century, in Neo-Gothic style, and listed as a historic and architectonic monument, known under the name of “Vecsey House”. On the premises in the 18th century there was a building functioning as a storeroom of the Satu Mare fortress. In this building was signed the 1711 the “Peace of Satu Mare”, following the crush on the uprising of Francis Racoczy II. In 1911 on the building was set the Peace of Satu Mare plaque painted by Aurel Popp (1879 – 1960). In 1969 the permanent single theme exhibition dedicated to the Satu Mare painter Aurel Popp was opened. In 1985 the permanent exhibition comprising the works of the 20th century Romanian artists was opened. The next year was founded the gallery – workshop hosting the donation of the drawer Paul Erdos (1916 – 1987), and in 1996 the “Erdos Memorial Workshop” was ready for the public, on its premises of 8 Dacia Passage, presenting the donation and the drawer’s workshop, as the exhibition space here is destined to temporary exhibitions.
The permanent exhibitions of the museum comprise the works of the representative artistic personalities of Romanian fine arts from the last century: Henri Catargi, Dumitru Ghiata, Eustatie Stoenescu, Iosif Iser, Corneliu Baba, Aurel Ciupe, Muhy Sandor, Petre Abrudan, Stefan Popescu, Bene Jozsef, Ion Sima, Ion Jalea, Ion Irimescu, Vida Geza, Ion Vlasiu, Ovidiu Maitec. The collection also comprises works of outstanding representatives of the artistic Centre in Baia Mare, such as: Ziffer Sandor, Mikola Andras, Kadar Geza, Eugen Pascu, Mund Hugo etc. The museum also holds a rich collection of contemporary fine arts comprising works by prestigeous artists, such as: Ion Salisteanu, Ion Pacea, Constantin Piliuta, Ion Gheorghiu, Vasile Kazar, Octav Grigorescu, Marcel Chirnoaga, Bradut Covaliu, Vasile Dobrian, Paulovics Laszlo, Toros Gabor, a.s.o.
Cladirea care gazduieste astazi sectia de arta a Muzeului Judetean Satu Mare a fost construita in a doua jumatate a secolului al XIX-lea, in stil neogotic, fiind declarata monument istoric si arhitectural, si cunoscuta sub numele de “Casa Vecsey”.