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Pedro de Osma Museum: The Most Important Collection of Viceroyalty Art in Peru

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Pedro de Osma Museum: The Most Important Collection of Viceroyalty Art in Peru

In a beautiful white house in Barranco is the Pedro de Osma Museum, a historical museum of colonial art founded in 1987.

 

This mansion built in the French style in 1906 was the summer home of Pedro De Osma's parents. After the death of his parents, the brothers Pedro and Angelica De Osma acquired this property. In 1967 Don Pedro dies and it is Angelica who inherits the property that today is managed, like the museum, by a foundation that bears the name of both brothers.

 

Aimed at fans of viceregal art and culture.

It is the legacy of the passionate collector of colonial art Don Pedro de Osma Gildemeister. It is housed in a beautiful 1906 mansion in which he lived and which today serves as a museum for his art pieces. It is a must for lovers of religious and colonial painting and sculpture. The entire collection is fully restored, as is the house, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and impressive in Barranco, surrounded by beautiful gardens that transport us to the beginning of the 20th century. It also has a complete silverware room and another about religious syncretism that shows the union between the existing beliefs in Peru before the conquest and the new religion brought by the conquerors and how this is reflected in the social relations between Incas and Spaniards.

 

In Barranco you can also find the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), the Jade Rivera Museum and the Mario Testino Museum (MATE)

 

What to see in the Pedro de Osma Museum?

Visiting the Pedro de Osma Museum is like taking a trip to colonial Lima thanks to the collection of artistic objects from the 16th, 17th and 17th centuries.

 

In its spacious rooms with wooden floors, religious paintings abound, especially of arquebus angels and archangels, which are traditional elements of Peruvian art from the viceregal era.

 

Furniture such as cabinets and consoles, silver items such as utensils and weapons, sculptures and also pieces made of stone, are part of the museum's collection.

 

The rooms are very well lit thanks to the imposing lamps that hang from the decorated ceilings of the museum, and its large windows, several of them with beautiful stained glass.

 

Some sculptures are placed outside the mansion making a contrast with the palm trees and colorful plants of the museum's exterior gardens.

 

Who was Pedro de Osma?

It should be noted that Don Pedro de Osma (1901-1967), studied law at the University of San Marcos, however he had a vocation more for the arts, dedicating his life to it, making his house a museum without having said claim, given the important works of art that he was acquiring.

 

He had the habit of going through each room, stopping in front of the works and telling anecdotes about each one of them.

 

In turn, his house was an obligatory meeting point for high-ranking dignitaries or important personalities who arrived in Peru. He obtained many high merit distinctions by various governments.

 

Note: The schedules, entrance fees and other information presented below may change at any time and without prior notice, since it depends on the museum's administration. If you find any difference, we would appreciate if you let us know so we can correct it.

 

History

The Osma Museum is located on what was the Casa de Osma, commissioned to design Santiago Basurco in 1906 at the request of Pedro de Osma y Pardo to be used as a beach house.

 

For years the Casa de Osma housed the private colonial art collection of his son Pedro de Osma Gildemeister, which began to be shown to Lima society in 1948.

 

This work was continued by his sister Angélica de Osma Gildemeister after the philanthropist's death in 1967 until the 1974 Lima earthquake.

 

Restoration work was carried out between 1981 and 1987, when it reopened under the name of Pedro de Osma Museum.

 

Today the museum is considered a Peruvian national monument and is under the administration of the Pedro and Angélica de Osma Gildemeister Foundation.

 

Exhibition halls

The museum is divided into 12 rooms that bring together one of the largest collections of art from the time of the Peruvian viceroyalty.

  • Mannerism: Works by Italian painters who migrated to Lima at the end of the 16th century.
  • Marian Advocations: Paintings that represent the apparitions and gifts of the Virgin Mary
  • Angels and Archangels: Collections of archangels and arquebusiers.
  • Restoration processes: The restoration process of sculptures and paintings carried out by the museum is shown.
  • Sculptures: Religious sculptures carved in wood.
  • Allegories: Paintings that portray scenes from Catholic teachings.
  • Cusqueña School 17th Century: Works that reflect the first influences of Mannerism in the Cusqueña School of Painting.
  • Cusco School XVIII Century: Paintings that show the evolution of the Cusco style of painting in the XVIII century.
  • Portrait and Furniture: Collection of portraits of Spanish kings, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, and portraits of the Osma family.
  • Piedra de Huamanga: Sculptures carved in stone from Huamanga corresponding to the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • South Andean Art: Pre-Hispanic works corresponding to the Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures.
  • Silverware: Silver pieces for religious and domestic use from the 17th and 20th centuries. History
  • The Osma Museum is located on what was the Casa de Osma, commissioned to design Santiago Basurco in 1906 at the request of Pedro de Osma y Pardo to be used as a beach house.

For years the Casa de Osma housed the private colonial art collection of his son Pedro de Osma Gildemeister, which began to be shown to Lima society in 1948.

 

This work was continued by his sister Angélica de Osma Gildemeister after the philanthropist's death in 1967 until the 1974 Lima earthquake.

 

Restoration work was carried out between 1981 and 1987, when it reopened under the name of Pedro de Osma Museum.

 

Today the museum is considered a Peruvian national monument and is under the administration of the Pedro and Angélica de Osma Gildemeister Foundation.

 

Schedule

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Good Friday, May 1, December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1.

Cost of tickets for Peruvians and residents

General admission S/ 20.00

Older adults (over 60 years old) and students with a card S/ 10.00

First Sunday of each month S/ 5.00

Children up to 11 years old do not pay income

Cost of tickets for foreigners

General admission S/ 30.00

Older adult (over 60 years old) S/ 25.00

Students with card S/ 15.00

Children up to 11 years old do not pay income.

 

How to get to the Pedro de Osma Museum?

The museum is located at Avenida Pedro de Osma 423, in the district of Barranco, in Lima. If you are in the Plaza de Armas in Lima, it will take you by car in just 23 minutes via the Paseo de la República Expressway.

 

Nearby Places

From the Pedro de Osma Museum you can walk to other tourist attractions in Barranco, the most important being what you will find in this list.

  • Bridge of Sighs.
  • Green Coast.
  • Barranco Municipal Park.
  • Churchill the Ermita.
  • MATE Museum.
  • ElectroPerú Electricity Museum.
  • Municipal Library of Barranco. nearby places

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