The Carmenite convent was the original home of this important classical art museum, but since the Forties it has been housed in the Pius V seminary. The Renaissance courtyard from the Vich palace, recently installed at the museum, affords a new entrance from the Viveros Municipales - the town plant nursery - the city's main public garden.
The most important collection is part of the early Valencian Gothic school, which produced works of great artistic value at the height of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Among them, Jacomart, Pere Nicolau, Damian Forment, Reixach and Falco are the most notable names. The other main collection is that of the masters of Valencian painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Joaquin Sorolla is the principle representative of this generation, followed by Pinazo, Benlliure, Muñoz Degrain, Domingo and Agrasot. Great European art is present with works by El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch and Van Dyck, and there are portraits by Goya as well as examples of Academicism by Jose de Madrazo Vicente Lopez, together with works by Velazquez, Zurbaran and Murillo.
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