- Address: Bd. I.C. Brătianu, nr. 2
- Telephone: 021 315 68 58 (Secretariate)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Visiting hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
- Subway Access: M2 Line, Universitate Station
- R.A.T.B: 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91
10 lei – the entire museum – adults
5 lei – the entire museum discounted ticket – for schoolchildren, students, retirees, military personnel, organised groups
6 lei – the Time of the City exhibition – adults
3 lei – the Time of the City exhibition discounted ticket – for schoolchildren, students, retirees, military personnel, organised groups
5 lei – temporary exhibitions – adults
2 lei – temporary exhibitions – for schoolchildren, students, retirees, military personnel, organised groups
15 lei – amateur filming or photography inside the museum
Entry is free for preschoolers and people with disabilities.
The municipal Pinacotheque gallery is the most beautiful cultural project that the City Hall has invested in from its earliest times. The project was born in 1933 through the efforts of mayor Dem I. Dobrescu who wanted to set up a museum space where the capital’s dwellers could come and acquaint themselves with the values of Romanian art. In time, the Pinacotheque has become the most important depository of artworks, keeping up with time and covering almost the entire evolution of Romanian art over the span of a century.
It is an art collection that does not focus on just a single period: it encompasses modern art as well as contemporary art, something that makes it unique within Bucharest’s cultural scene. Furthermore, it is not limited to paintings alone: it showcases wonderful pieces of sculpture and drawings as well as graphic art.
At the moment, only small parts of the Pinacotheque heritage made available to the public, because of insufficient space to exhibit all of the pieces. But with each exhibition we aim to touch on topical themes, always counting on the Pinacotheque’s rich patrimony.
The Pinacotheque collection consists of approximately 5500 works, which can develop only through constant support, care and thoughtfulness. It is a heritage waiting for a home and researchers eager to uncover its hidden depths.
Until it is ready to reach new horizons, the Pinacotheque offers the public an event that has already become an annual tradition: the exhibition that opens around Bucharest’s birthday festivities in September. We endeavor to create an accompanying catalog for each exhibition, and we are also working on a complete catalog of the collection.