Art Museum


The art museum occupies much of the Palace of Culture's 1st floor, with some 24 chambers of paintings organised according to category: Romanian modern art, universal art (foreign works), and contemporary art. Highlights of the Romanian section include some 20 works by Nicolae Grigorescu, plus pieces by others, including Moldavian Petre Achiţemie.

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