National Museum of Fine Arts, Chișinău

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National Museum of Fine Arts
Muzeul Național de Artă
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EstablishedNovember 26, 1939
Location115, 31 August 1989 Street, Chişinău
TypeArt museum
DirectorAuguste Baillayre

The National Museum of Fine Arts (Romanian: Muzeul Național de Artă) is a museum in Chișinău, Moldova, founded in November 1939 by Alexandru Plămădeală and Auguste Baillayre.


In 1939, the sculptor Alexandru Plămădeală selected some 160 works of Bassarabian and Romanian artists in order to set up the first Picture Gallery of Chișinău whose director was Auguste Baillayre, painter and professor at Ecolle de Belle Arte of Chişinău. The first museum of Bassarabian fine art was opened on November 26, 1939; its successor becomes National Art Museum of Moldova. In the first days of World War II, the art pieces displayed in the Gallery, together with others donated by the Ministry of Culture and Cults of Romania were loaded into two lorries and delivered to Kharkiv; the destiny of these collections remains unknown until present.[1]

The building of the museum (architect Alexander Bernardazzi) is a monument in Moldova.[2]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

The museum hasgeneral and specific exhibitions. Ada Zevin was among those with solo exhibitions in 1960, 1970 and 1980.[3]


  2. ^ Muzeul Național de Arte Plastice.
  3. ^ "Artists from Moldova : Ada Zevin". Retrieved 2019-10-01.

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Coordinates: 47°1′42″N 28°49′32″E / 47.02833°N 28.82556°E / 47.02833; 28.82556