Sacred Art Museum

The Sacred Art Museum was founded in 1968 as the Cathedral Museum. It has had a new location since 2001. This place belongs to Archdiocese from Tucumán.
The exhibition reflects the history and art of the Catholic Church and the society of Tucumán from the XVII century to nowadays. Both cultures, indigenous and Spanish, are represented. The main purpose of this museum is to preserve the art from different churches and temples, such as, Concilio Vaticano II which is no used anymore and future generations can have access to this.

There are five rooms in this museum with paintings, sculptures, silver decoration and furniture, among others. There is also American, mixed-race, European and Argentine pieces of arts. An ancient Peruvian oil painting of Blessed Virgin of the Rosary from Pomata, a neoclassic paint of Pope John Paul II’s conversion, different items of bishops from Tucumán, colonial elements and other antiquities with significant value are part of the Argentine collection. There is also a wooden San Francisco de Padua image from the colonial era and there is an embroidery chasuble dated in XVIII century. It belonged to St Mary Magdalena of the Society of Jesus in Tucumán. Finally, there is a reclining used by Pope John Paul II during his visit to the province in 1987.

In the garden, a wall called “The Pasion” is portrayed. This masterpiece was especially done for the museum by the plastic artist Isaías Nougués in 2011.

An itinerant exhibition is shown in the last new section. Besides, there are two new painted walls: “The sacred family” and “The crucifixion”. They are more than two meters tall. Both were painted by Juan Antonio Ballester Peña. They were donated by the archbishopric from Tucumán.

Address: 53 Congreso Street - San Miguel de Tucumán

Telephone: +54-9-381-4211213