Caraffa Fine Arts Museum

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The Caraffa Museum

The Emilio Caraffa Provincial Fine Arts Museum is an art museum in Córdoba, Argentina.

Overview[edit]

The institution was established as the Provincial Fine Arts Museum by the Province of Córdoba, which commissioned German Argentine architect Juan Kronfuss for its design, in 1915. Built on the western edge of the newly inaugurated Sarmiento Park, the work of Neoclassical architecture was completed in 1916, and originally included 255 m² (2,700 ft²) and one exhibit hall, the Kronfuss Salon. The Provincial Museum was renamed in honor of local artist Emilio Caraffa, in 1950, and new wings completed in 1962 and 2007 brought the museum's display area to 1,500 m² (17,000 ft²), distributed among nine exhibit halls.[1][2]

Entrance to new wing

Aside from those of its namesake, the museum maintains paintings and sculptures by other renowned local artists such as Juan Carlos Castagnino, Pablo Curatella Manes, Fernando Fader, Emilio Pettoruti, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, as well as lithographs by Pablo Picasso and paintings by Tsuguharu Foujita and Francisco Goya. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits and includes the provincial art archive and restoration workshop, as well as a library and educational facilities.[2]

References and external links[edit]

Provincia de Córdoba: Museo Caraffa (Spanish)

Coordinates: 31°25′42″S 64°11′02″W / 31.42833°S 64.18389°W / -31.42833; -64.18389