Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias

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Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias
Museo Bellas Artes Oviedo.jpg
Established 19 May 1980
Location Santa Ana 1–3, 33003 Oviedo,
Asturias, Spain
Website www.museobbaa.com

The Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias ((Spanish): Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias) is a museum in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. It is situated within three buildings: the Palacio de Velarde, the House of Oviedo-Portal, and the House of Solís-Carbajal. The museum was conceived in 13 June 1844 by Royal Decree,[1] and inaugurated 19 May 1980 from the art collection owned by the former province of Oviedo. It now depends on funding from the Culture Department of Asturias, and the City of Oviedo.

An expansion project is underway[when?] by the museum's architect, Francisco Beloqui Mangado.[citation needed]

Collection[edit]

The fine arts collection includes up to 10,000 inventoried items, with 350–400 on public display at one time. There are paintings by Spanish artists, highlighting those from Asturias, as well as those from foreign countries, such as Italian and Flemish painters. Sculptures, photographs, glass objects, and earthenware are also part of the permanent collection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinder, Marsha (1997). Refiguring Spain: cinema, media, representation. Duke University Press. p. 304. ISBN 0-8223-1938-1. 

Coordinates: 43°21′42″N 5°50′37″W / 43.3617°N 5.84372°W / 43.3617; -5.84372