After visiting the Güemes Museum, we continue along the same España street to the right until we reach the corner and take Sarmiento avenue to the right, where we will see in the corner the Museo de Bellas Artes
, here there are exhibitions on: Viceregal art, XIX and XX centuries, tapestries, works of art by different Salta artists, engravings and sculptures.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Salta works at the headquarters of the building known as La Casona Usandivaras. This construction is in the French style, from the early 20th century and was inaugurated in December 2008, with samples of the invaluable artistic heritage of the Province.
The building has more than 1,000 m2 distributed over two floors and was restored, expanded and adapted to its new function. The Museum has 245 m2 of exhibition space for temporary exhibitions on the ground floor and 166 m2, on the first floor, for the permanent collection. It has a specialized library, auditorium, shop and bar.
This museum shows the rich history of local art and It is one of the oldest in the country. Although the actual creation of the first public museum in Salta took place on July 9, 1930, under the name of the Colonial, Historical and Fine Arts Museum. Its first headquarters was the building of the Council of Education, current Museum of High Mountain Archeology.
Among its collections, the Museum has: Religious Art of the 18th Century , Art of the 19th century, works by artists such as: Ernesto Scotti, Aristene Papi, Ramiro Dávalos, Guillermo Usandivaras, María Martorell, Carlos L. García Bes, Luis Preti, Osvaldo Juane, Jorge Hugo Román, Rodolfo Argenti, Elsa Salfity and many others Salta artists who left their mark on the art of the early and mid-twentieth century. In addition, the Museum has a Pre-Columbian Art Room that integrates the permanent collection and manifestations of the pre-Hispanic past from which many local artists drew.