ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

HOW TO GET TO ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest is close to the Public Television headquarters and also near Dorobanti Square, right on Zambaccian Street. Here you can come by bus, 282, 335, 330, 331 and also 305 lines from different areas of the capital, especially from Romana Square. At the end of the page, you will have a map. We visited Zambaccian Museum in January 2018 on the first Wednesday of the month when you don’t have to pay anything for visiting. We only spent 7 RON( less than 2 Euros) on a brochure about the exhibition. You are welcome by three beautiful statues when you come made by Oscar Han.

OUTSIDE ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

STATUES IN FRONT OF ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest is not far from the Romanian National Television Headquarters

WHO WAS ZAMBACCIAN?

Krikor H. Zambaccian was a businessman of Armenian origin who put together one of the most interesting and valuable art collections in Romania which can be seen at Zambaccian Museum. He was born in 1889 at Constanta, a city on the Black Sea shore. He studied commerce at Antwerp but also learned a lot about arts. Soon, he became a real authority in finding new talents whom he would help to create their masterpieces, including financial support, to the last days of his life, in 1962. He knew personally the most important artists of the 19th century, especially Romanian and French and bought their works. Thus, Krikor H. Zambaccian created an impressive exhibition he would donate to the Romanian state in 1947. Actually, it was his first donation. His collection can now be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest.

BUCHAREST ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

BUCHAREST ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM
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Description: One ticket to visit Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest is 10 RON and children pay only 2 RON which is 2,25 Euros for adults and less than 1 Euro for children

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST VISITING HOURS

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST VISITING HOURS
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Description: Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest can also be visited for free on the every first Wednesday of every month

STORY OF ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

As Zambaccian himself wrote in his small book Notes of an amateur art collectorhe discovered art in his childhood and later in Greece when he was impressed by the Parthenon. The museum was built by the architect C.D. Galin by the plans written down by Zambaccian who was interested not only to have a house, but that bulding to have space enough to house an exhibition. It was ready in 1943 but the same architect had to plan an extension which was completed more than ten years later, in 1957. Zambaccian made his first donation to the Romanian state in 1947. He would wrote in his book: if I do not donate my collection to the people, I would feel like betraying also the Romanian people and the artists this people gave to the world. 310 paintings, sculptures and prints had been part of this first donation, together with the building. Another one was made in 1957 and the final one after Zambaccian’s death in 1962, made by his brother. Actually his brother, not so happy that Krikor invested so much in art, was close to leave him on his own in their affairs. Their mother, Anita, had the last word. And his brother, Ovanez Zambaccian, would make the final donation.

TICKET FOR ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

TICKETS FOR ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: It will only take 1 or 2 hours to visit Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest but the impact is indeed awesome

PAINTINGS AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

We were allowed to take pictures inside Zambaccian Museum and in the photo you have just seen is a visitor looking at Nicolae Darascu masterpiece called Tartar Graveyard in Balcic. There are, I think, 5 chambers where works of painters and sculptures are exhibited. Among them, as you will see, there are pieces of the 19th century artists like Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu or from the 20th century like Nicolae Tonitza and Stefan Luchian. There are also 19 masterpieces at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest signed by Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, Sisley, Picasso or Delacroix.

WHAT TO SEE AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

PAINTINGS AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Krikor H Zambaccian was born in 1889 and died in 1962 and he dedicated his life to finding and gathering the finest art collections in Romania

CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

As soon as you enter Zambaccian Museum, you will see one of the great artist Constantin Brancusi works. For Zambaccian was not interested only in paintings, but also in sculpture. Brancusi’s Head of a boy has its own wall. It is made of bronze at the beginning of the 20th century.

BRANCUSI AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

BRANCUSI ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: One of Constantin Brancusi masterpieces called Head of a boy sculpture is exposed at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

HEAD OF A CHILD BRANCUSI ZAMBACCIAN BUCHAREST

HEAD OF A BOY ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Krikor Zambaccian made his first donation to the Romanian state which means more than 150 paintings and sculptures in 1947

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM IN COMMUNIST PERIOD

Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest was closed after the heavy earthquake in 1977 and the collection was moved to the recently opened Museum of Art Collections. Here were exhibited collections taken by the communists from the so-called enemies of the people and also private collections. The works Zambaccian bought in time and donated to the state were sent back to Zambaccian Museum in 1996. Nicolae Grigorescu’s paintings are part of this awesome collection. In 1906, Grigorescu was the master and used to sell all his works in only one day. Later, in 1932, Zambaccian bought a painting signed by Grigorescu for 100,000 lei( the currency of the moment), enough money for the owner to spend three winter seasons at Cote d’Ivoire.

BUCHAREST ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM GRIGORESCU

GRIGORESCU AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Also Peasant Girl Spinning by Grigorescu is exhibited at Zambaccian Museum and is one of the most valuable painting to see here

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM GRIGORESCU PAINTING

PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN GRIGORESCU ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM
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Description: One of the most beautiful Nicolae Grigorescu paintings called Portrait of a woman can be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

WORKS EXHIBITED AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

Cezanne, Delacroix, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Tonitza, Andreescu, Luchian are all artists whose works can be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest. Please, enjoy!

CEZANNE AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

CEZANNE AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Portrait of a girl by Cezanne was rather difficult to be brought in Romania at the time for there were no rules at the frontier so it costed almost nothing Zambaccian since the custom house officer did not understand why such an ugly painting could cost so much

DELACROIX ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

DELACROIX ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: Eugene Delacroix Odalisque is a small painting and can be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest at the first floor of the exhibition

LUCHIAN PAINTING ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

LUCHIAN PAINTINGS ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM
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Description: Stefan Luchian was born in 1868 and died in 1916 and this is one of his paintings with Chrysanthemums famous all over the world and which can be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

MATISSE AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

MATISSE AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: One of the masterpieces signed by Matisse is among the great works of art you can see at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

PICASSO AT BUCHAREST ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

PICASSO ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: The Bullfight by Picasso is also in the collection of Zambaccian Museum Bucharest

RENOIR AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM RENOIR
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Description: Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 and died in 1914 and one of his great pieces Two Women Bathing is exhibited at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

SISLEY AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

SISLEY ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST ROMANIA
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Description: At Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest the Romanian painters are exhibited at the first floor and the foreign painters can be seen at the first floor and also Sisley is there

TONITZA PAINTING AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST

TONITZA AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: You can see Portrait of a child by Tonitza at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest and you should know that Tonitza is the painter whose paintings were sold for 1,4 m Euros in 2012 and 600,000 Euros in 2014

WINTER AT BARBIZON ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

ANDREESCU ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM
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Description: Winter at Barbizon oil on canvas by Ioan Andreescu defined part of the impressionist painting in Romania and can be seen at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM GARDEN

There is also a small garden inside Zambaccian Museum. There are exhibited sculptures made by Romanian artists. One of the most interesting is Michelangelo. Other famous works can be seen at the ART MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST.

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST GARDEN

ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST GARDEN
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Description: A small garden is to be visited near Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest with few but valuable sculptures

MICHELANGELO ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

SCULPTURES ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM
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Description: Do not miss the garden at Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest for there are very interesting sculptures there like this one called Michelangelo by Cornel Medrea

After leaving the museum, we kept in mind a story told by Zambaccian himself in his Notes of an amateur art collector. “On this land, there were shining stars like Luchian. If I have a glory in what I did is that I gave him an altar”, he wrote…

ZAMBACCIAN PORTRAIT BY BABA AT ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

ZAMBACCIAN PORTRAIT
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Description: This is the portrait of K H Zambaccian painted by Corneliu Baba

…and we left behind one of the most interesting museums in Bucharest, Zambaccian Museum, with a Kiss, masterpiece signed by Oscar Han, a work also bought and donated by K. H. Zambaccian to the Romanian people.

KISS SCULPTURE HAN ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM

OSCAR HAN SCULPTURE ZAMBACCIAN MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: After visiting Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest you can take a look in the area for you are near the center of the Romanian capital

 

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