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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  • The building seen from the outside next to the remarkable municipal theatre is a large, unfortunately the permanent collection is quite poor in artwork.
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  • The Museum as it was expected in Brazil has little movement even in high season, the collection is relatively small but has beautiful paintings, worth the visit, the only downside is the heat in some environments that really require air conditioning
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  • I wasn't expecting a lot and I was surprised with the size of the collection. Works very nice, most of Brazilian artists, some renowned as Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Tarsila and others not so well known but very talented. Have a replica of the winged victory of Samothrace, which seemed a little smaller than the original, but it may be just me.
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  • It's not your typical fine arts museum but it's a beautiful building with many nice works.
  • A highly enjoyable building. A lot of colonial stuff. Antiquities replica (basically rubbish). Some representative, modern Brazilian paintings. Worth an hour. No more.
  • An excellent place to visit you want to learn more about Brazilian history through local and international painter's eyes.
  • Beautiful historical building with a great archive. It lacks urgent maintenance and refurbishment though
  • Nice museum with many different rooms where can you can find different modern art and classic Brazilian art from 19th and early 20th. If you are in the area, I strongly recommande to pay a visit !

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