Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

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Although Museu Nacional De Belas Artes wasn’t inaugurated until the 1930s, its primarily collection dates back to the early 19th century when King John VI transferred part of the royal collection from Portugal. The museum now houses more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints that follow the art history of Brazil and of the Portuguese colonials. The building is also home to the National School of Fine Arts, which looks after the valuable artwork hanging on its walls while still using it as a tool for students. Plan a trip to Rio de Janeiro easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • With my personal preference of paintings to sculptures when it comes to "Fine Art", this museum for me was the least interesting among the four such museums I visited on my journey through South... 
    With my personal preference of paintings to sculptures when it comes to "Fine Art", this museum for me was the least interesting among the four such museums I visited on my journey through South...  more »
  • Across the street from Theatro Municipal, the Museum's exhibits include Vitor Meirelles, Pedro Americo, Almeida Junior, Amoedo and many others. Though the XX c. is poorly represented, the Museum... 
    Across the street from Theatro Municipal, the Museum's exhibits include Vitor Meirelles, Pedro Americo, Almeida Junior, Amoedo and many others. Though the XX c. is poorly represented, the Museum...  more »
  • This museum is easily accessible being it’s in the heart of downtown cinelandia. Their collection consists of Greek sculptures, realism, and modern works as well. There’s also a beautiful outdoor... 
    This museum is easily accessible being it’s in the heart of downtown cinelandia. Their collection consists of Greek sculptures, realism, and modern works as well. There’s also a beautiful outdoor...  more »
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  • A nice inexpensive experience to spend a few hours doing. Not many well none painters, but a brazilian painter by the name of Pedro Américo has some great pieces. It was loud due to the employees talking amongst one another, never seen so much chatter, very unprofessional.
  • Worth a visit if you are in the city for a couple of days
  • Only a single floor was open with a minimal collection of marginal paintings and a few sculptures. It was a major disappointment, not worth the cab fare.
  • Many interesting items hanging in the galleries. The information provided about the exhibits was great and simple for us foreigners to understand. Poor signing for things like water fountains, toilets, leaving luggage which was critical. Being told by the guard in the front foyer, that taking photos of the tile design in the floor was not allowed!!! We enjoyed the Francis of Assisi very much.
  • A very neat building in a great part of Rio to explore. The collection itself was not very big or diverse, but they have several worthwhile pieces. Right now they have hashtags beneath a lot of the paintings, which to me was a bit tacky but also pretty funny (things like #selfie under self portraits). There is a small admission fee to enter.

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