The museum has seventeen permanent exhibition halls. Most of the collections were obtained through donations from artists, relatives of artists and private collectors. Some have been obtained directly by the museum with its own resources or from donations of money granted for that purpose.
In the museum you will find paintings, drawings and sculptures by the master Fernando Botero, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that tell the history of art in Antioquia, religious art, ceramics, historical pieces, pre-Columbian art, a collection of contemporary art by Colombian artists, a collection bibliography on art and historiography of Colombia.
Once you are done seeing all the art in the museum, go to the Veracruz church which is only 2 minutes walking from the museum on “Avenida Carabobo” this church is the only colonial style church that exists in Medellin, it was built in 1682. Veracruz stands out for its stone façade and its main altar, which was brought from Spain. The church was declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation in 1982.