Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts

The Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts is the second national museum of Vietnam based in Ho Chi Minh City, surpassed only by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi. The museum houses a collection featuring Vietnamese art works in sculpture, oilsilk painting and lacquer painting, as well as traditional styles including woodcut paintingsVietnamese ceramics and a collection of ancient Buddhist artThe main building was constructed by a French architect Rivera between 1929 and 1934 as a villa for the Hứa family. The museum into the current building in 1987.