World art as manifested in paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics, and prints. Long live diversity!
This museum holds all manner of works of art from all parts of the world, which make it an interesting space indeed. It was founded in 1917, originally within the Central University of Venezuela. During the 1940s it moved to its current home, designed by architect Carlos Raul Villanueva, on the Plaza de los Museos in the city center. During your visit you'll find plenty of Egyptian, European and American art, along with Chinese porcelain, photography exhibits, drawings, prints and a collection of Cubist paintings. Apart from the permanent collection, there are no less than seven halls for temporary exhibits, as well as a videotheque, a photography, prints and design archive, several educational workshops, a shop and an outdoor café.