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National Gallery of Fine Arts

Painting and photography united

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National Gallery of Fine Arts

Painting and photography united

Opened in 1909, like many of Asunción's galleries, the funds of the National Gallery of Fine Arts come from a Paraguayan collector and patron, Juan Silvano Godoy, who was devoted to searching for and collecting paintings, sculptures, carvings, ceramics, engravings or lithographs by national and international artists from the seventeenth century onwards. It was originally called Museo Godoy in his honour and when it was nationalized following his death, it was renamed. The National Gallery of Fine Arts owes its distinctiveness to its interest in the artistic trends that were developing in Europe, making art accessible to the people of Asunción, as well as bringing local artists out of anonymity. Over time, the National Gallery of Fine Arts has expanded its disciplines to include temporary exhibitions of contemporary photography and performance art, educational-circuits and access to historical documentation, which you can consult in the National Archives in the same building.



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