The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca is located in one of the most significant baroque pallaces. Former headquarter of the Transylvania’s Governor (1787-1822), The Bánffy Pallace is the most representative secular baroque building of the town and one of the referencial pallaces of the eighteenth century from Transylvania. The balcony of this monument, rich in symbolic decorations was visited, along its history, by the emperors Francisc I and Franz Joseph.
The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca was founded in 1951, starting from an existing fund of art objects, collected since the 19th century. Of utmost importance for defining its patrimonial physiognomy is the Virgil Cioflec Collection, a Romanian modern art collection which still constitutes the valuable core of this museum’s patrimony. The National Art Gallery of the museum includes modern masters like Nicolae Grigorescu, Ştefan Luchian, Ion Andreescu, Nicolae Tonitza and Dimitie Paciurea. The public is kindly invited to visit the national gallery and the temporary exhibitions that emphasize on the exceptional value of both local and national artistic patrimony.