About Brașov Art Museum

Brașov Art Museum fosters connections between art, the public, and artists, serving as a dynamic space for exploration, active learning, and experimentation with heritage and contemporary creation. The museum’s team takes on the role of facilitator, aiming to change the erroneous public perception of museums as passive spaces and mere heritage archives. They believe that cultural spaces play an essential role as active catalysts for interactions among artists, galleries, and non-governmental organizations, through cultural programs and projects with potential in the visual arts fields.

The heritage of Brașov Art Museum comprises over 4,500 cultural assets, including easel painting, graphics, sculpture, decorative art, icons, tapestries, oriental carpets, and more. The collection of painting, graphics, and sculpture is representative of modern and contemporary Romanian art and Transylvanian art from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The works displayed within the institution not only showcase the mastery of the creators but also encompass their stories, aspirations, and visions. Through the heritage it hosts, the institution becomes a window into the diverse past of our culture and a source of inspiration for contemporary artists’ creations.

The core exhibition of the museum illustrates the evolution of art within the Romanian artistic space, featuring works by prominent artists such as Nicolae Grigorescu, Mișu Popp, Ștefan Luchian, Ion Andreescu, Iosif Iser, Nicolae Tonitza, Theodor Pallady, Maxy Hermann, and Hans Mattis-Teutsch.

The temporary exhibitions organized by Brașov Art Museum aim to both showcase the artistic heritage and promote contemporary creativity. The museum’s research activities have been leveraged through exhibitions dedicated to major artists from Brașov like Hans Mattis-Teutsch (a traveling exhibition showcased in over 10 cities in Romania and abroad), Elena Popeea, Friederich Miess, Gustav Kollar, as well as exhibitions that bring together works from different historical periods: Interwar Brașov Art, Portraits of the Saxon Patriciate from Brașov, A Century of Brașov Art 1815 – 1918.

Interactive workshops for adults and children, conferences, debates, live artist workshops, film screenings, and concerts complement the cultural offerings of the museum.