National Museum of Visual Arts (Uruguay)

National Museum of Visual Arts (Uruguay) (Spanish: Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales) a museum in Parque Rodó, Montevideo, Uruguay. It was inaugurated on December 10, 1911.

Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
National Museum of Visual Arts
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EstablishedDecember 10, 1911 (1911-12-10)
LocationJulio Herrera y Reissig esq. Tomás Giribaldi, s/n, CP: 11300
Parque Rodó, Montevideo ( Uruguay)
DirectorEnrique Aguerre
Websitewww.mnav.gub.uy

This museum has the largest collection of Uruguayan artworks. Among them are works by Olga Piria, Rafael Barradas, Joaquín Torres García, José Cúneo, Carlos Federico Sáez, Pedro Figari, Juan Manuel Blanes and artist Pablo Serrano who lived in Montevideo for twenty years.

The museum also hosts temporary shows, in many cases foreign artists' itinerant exhibitions.

ExhibitionsEdit

  • 1, ground floor. surface: 152 m2
  • 2, ground floor. Area: 1015 m2
  • 3, first floor. Surface: 110 m2
  • 4, first floor. Surface: 634 m2
  • 5, room, upstairs. Surface: 570 m2
  • Conference Room, ground floor, with a capacity of 174 seats. Primarily designed for video conferences.
  • Library, upstairs. Monday to Friday from 11 to 17 hours, focused on art, with more than 8,000 volumes.[1]
  • Garden, designed by landscape architect Leandro Silva Delgado Uruguay.

DirectorsEdit

Name Director Time
Domingo Laporte (1911–1928)
Ernesto Laroche (1928–1940)
José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín (1940–1961)
Muñoz del Campo (1961–1969)
Ángel Kalenberg (1969–2007)
Jacqueline Lacasa (2007–2009)
Mario Sagradini (2009-2010)
Enrique Aguerre (2010–now)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Museum of Visual Arts (MNAV), Uruguay Retrieved September June 2009

Coordinates: 34°54′50″S 56°09′53″W / 34.91389°S 56.16472°W / -34.91389; -56.16472

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