If you are trying to learn about art in Bucharest you are definitely in the right place and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Bucharest art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
This might be our only post on Romania but it certainly isn’t our only post on Europe.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Bucharest
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Bucharest you can go to:
- National Museum Of Art of Romania at 49-53 Calea Victoriei
- H’art Gallery at 25 C A Rosetti St
- Galateca Gallery at 2-4 C A Rosetti St
- Atelier 030202 at 11 Sfânta Vineri St
- Anca Poterasu Gallery at 26 Popa Soare St
- Zorzini F Gallery at Strada Salcâmilor 12
- Art Yourself Gallery at 51 Dacia Bvd
- Aiurart Gallery at Strada Lirei 21
- Muzeul K H Zambaccian at 21 A Muzeul Zambaccian St
- Annart Gallery at Andrei Muresanu 1
- Muzeul Colecțiilor de Artă at Calea Victoriei 111
- National Museum of Contemporary Art at Izvor 2-4 St
The National Museum Of Art of Romania is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday and can be found at the Royal Palace on Revolution Square in the heart of the city. It contains collections of medieval and modern Romanian art as well as an international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.
H’art Gallery was Romania’s second portfolio private-run gallery after being inaugurated in late 2002. The primary purpose is to promote new contemporary art and to strengthen the art market environment and you can see what they have to offer from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday through Friday.
You can visit Galateca Gallery from noon to 8pm Tuesday through Friday and from 11am to 7pm on Saturday.
Atelier 030202 is a contemporary art venue for young visual artists that are interested in experimentation, visual idea, and new media located in the New Hall of the Comedy Theater.
Anca Poterașu Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that is open from 3pm to 7pm Thursday through Saturday which was founded in May 2011 with a mission to encourage modern Romanian artists. Both established and emerging artists working in a variety of mediums like painting, drawing, art objects, and more are exhibited.
Zorzini F Gallery is open from noon to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and it began in 2012 focusing on contemporary art and regularly exhibits both Romanian or foreign projects while working with both recognized and young artists who adhere to the gallery’s aesthetic goal.
You can check out Art Yourself Gallery from noon to 7pm Tuesday through Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturday to see a cool spot that is dedicated to promoting modern art.
Inaugurated in May 2012, Aiurart is a space dedicated to contemporary art from transversal artistic projects through means of expression or experimental interdisciplinary projects to painting, sculpture, installations, and video art. To date Aiurart has organized over 50 exhibitions including group exhibitions with international artists making it one of the most active centers of contemporary art near you in recent years.
Annart Gallery is a private art gallery that was founded in 2011 to promote Romanian contemporary art. Head over from 1pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday to see all that they have on display.
Inaugurated in 1978 as a section of the National Museum of Art of Romania the Museum of Art Collections offers a unique perspective on Romanian society from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. The over 30 permanently exhibited collections bring together a wide variety of works of painting, sculpture, graphics, Romanian, European, and Oriental decorative art donated over time by collectors and artists, most of them from Bucharest.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday and is located in a new glass wing of the Palace of the Parliament which is one of the largest administrative buildings in the world.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These art stores in your area should sell all of the materials and supplies you desire:
- Magazin Pictor at Soseaua Orhideelor 27-29
- Magazinul Artistilor at Calea Plevnei 137C
- Colorit at Calea Grivitei 23
- Casa Retro at Strada Argentina 6
- Profiart at Calea Griviței 41
- Craftmall at 7 Iuliu Maniu Blvd
- Andreea Art at 63-65 Lipscani St
- Rembrandt Art Center at 63-65 Lipscani St
With over 20 years of expertise Magazin Pictor offers a large choice of items at affordable rates as well as quality and honest pricing.
Magazinul Artistilor is an online art store that sells supplies and accessories for painting, sketching, and graphic design where a wide range of colors, brushes, and easels are available for both beginners and experts.
Colorit is a store that has a long history of selling materials for painting and decorative arts while providing a wide selection of items for painting and sketching including brushes, easels, ornamental items, and much more.
ProfiArt is the largest art and hobby shop chain with six locations near you.
CraftMall.ro originated from a love of creativity, expression, art, and people. They were the first online store on the Romanian market, specialized and dedicated only to the sale of craft and scrapbooking materials.
Shows & Events
Some of the top art shows and events held here in this city would be:
The annual Street Delivery event reclaims Painter Arthur Verona Street for a long weekend of live mural painting, homemade goods, seminars, and non-profit organizations advocating sustainable living in June.
The George Enescu Festival should go without saying as it is one of the region’s largest classical music events held in honor of the great Romanian composer George Enescu. The streets will be alive with Enescu’s music and concerts are staged at the opulent Romanian Athenaeum as well as four other concert halls during this festival which takes place in late August and early September.
The annual Art Safari is held under the patronage of the Bucharest City Hall in September and is Romania’s largest art festival and one of the top art events in Central and Eastern Europe. Over 100,000 people will experience a display of Romanian treasures and worldwide artworks in the Central Pavilion and Museum Pavilion as well as international and educational activities like Art Safari Kids.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
To find a new unique piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit art dealers and appraisers like:
- Rotenberg-Uzunov at Strada Constantin Esarcu 3
- Artmark at Strada C A Rosetti 5
- 1001 Arte at Calea Victoriei 91-93
Rotenberg – Uzunov Art Gallery was founded by collectors Michael Rotenberg and Eduard Uzunov with the goal of promoting Romanian contemporary and modern art. The gallery’s space blends aesthetics with functional design producing a unique environment and is located in an important historical urban setting opposite the west side of the Romanian Athenaeum.
Artmark is the primary cultural promotion platform in the Romanian art industry.
The 1001 Arte Association has a large list of programs including a contemporary art gallery, public exhibition program, consultations and sales, mural painting, video, animations, and video mapping. They also rent out works and have international partnerships to promote local Romanian artists.
The Alternative Bucharest Tour at Piața Revoluției may not be a fully dedicated art walking tour but you will certainly see some cool stuff.
Sculptures & Statues
Taking some photos of these statues and sculptures in your area could be fun:
- Statuia Alergătorii at Str Biserica Amzei 1
- Grupul Statuar Căruța Cu Paiațe at Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 5
- Equestrian Statue of Carol I at Calea Victoriei
- Statue of George Enescu at Corner of George Enescu St and Magheru Blvd
Bucharest Art Classes
You might be interested in private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults but either way the best art schools in Bucharest and all of Romania would be:
- Atelier 7culori at Str Vatra Luminoasă 38-52
- Da Vinci Art School at Str Logofăt Luca Stroici 20
- Art House at Strada Răspântiilor 14
- Curtea cu Povești at Strada Amza Pellea 14
- Art & Hobby Studio at Str Occidentului 33
- Clay Play Ceramica at Bulevardul Octavian Goga
Atelier 7culori is a workshop and open place for people interested in taking drawing and painting classes as a pastime, therapy, or as a professional career in the arts.
Da Vinci Art School is a new idea of re-creative visual pedagogy that invites parents who want to supplement their child’s artistic education or people who want to express their own skills by learning plastic language. The harmonious development of personality is another area in which the school functions via effective techniques and lecturers.
There are good art classes and creative seminars at Art & Hobby Studio in Bucharest.
ClayPlay provides pottery workshops and seminars along with clay modeling and painting for both children and adults.
Studios For Rent Near You
Art Studio Victoriei is in Bucharest’s Sector 5 area and 1 km from Romanian National Museum of Art.
When you need art framing in Bucharest head to:
- Kon Art at Str Rudeanu Teodosie 23
- Kodex at Str Sfântul Niceta 28
- Crissys Prod at Str Gabroveni 4
- Nielsen Frames at Str Occidentului 47
Over the past two decades Kon Art has worked with artists, galleries, museums, collectors, designers, architects, and other clientele who are looking for attractive and appropriate frames for their works. They have Romania’s most diverse assortment of frames and passepartouts.
Kodex is a high art printing and frame company in your area that has over 20 years of expertise, skilled employees, contemporary equipment, a lot of patience, and a keen eye for detail. Their suppliers were chosen for the high quality of their products as well as their professionalism.
Nielsen Frames is a wealth management industry leader with extensive expertise having been in business since 1993 and has its own manufacturing in Bucharest as well as its own storefronts.
We have written some posts on other cities outside of Romania like:
- The Best Museums & Galleries in Belgrade
- The Best Museums & Galleries in Sofia
- The Best Museums & Galleries in Athens
- The Best Museums & Galleries in Istanbul
Have Fun Enjoying The Bucharest Art Scene
Well guys, we tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene in Romania yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Bucharest!