Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas)

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Museum of Fine Arts
Museo de Bellas Artes
MBA 2014.jpg
Established 1917
Location Plaza de los Museos, Bellas Artes
Caracas, Venezuela
Website http://www.fmn.gob.ve/museos/museo-bellas-artes

The Museum of Fine Arts (Spanish: Museo de Bellas Artes or MBA) is an Venezuelan art museum in Caracas. The museum was founded in 1917, and was originally housed in the building now known as the Palacio de las Academias. Its current buildings were both designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva,[1] a 1930s neoclassical structure and a 1970s brutalist structure.

In the 1970s the Museum moved out of the neoclassical building to provide a home for the newly established National Art Gallery. It has reoccupied this space since the inauguration of a new building for the National Art Gallery in 2009.

Collections[edit]

The collections include ceramics and ancient Egyptian art.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas" (in Spanish). Organization of Ibero-American States. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°30′02″N 66°53′50″W / 10.5005°N 66.8973°W / 10.5005; -66.8973