The National Museum of Fine Arts began in 1895 and soon evolved into a major cultural institution in Buenos Aires. The current exhibition space of nearly 50,000 square feet across 32 halls displays art from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Represented are critically-acclaimed Argentine and Spanish artists. Admission is free. This is the entrance to the adjoining Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts. Amigos de Bellas Artes is the non-profit association that supports the museum.