Italian art in Peru? Why not. As in many large cities, Lima has groups of other nationalities. The Italians form the second largest population group of immigrants.
The Italian Art Museum emerged when the rich Italian community gave Peru an art collection with buildings for the 100th Independence Day. That was in 1921. However, the museum building had to be built first. It was decided to build a neo-Renaissance style building.
This is not a coincidence, of course, because it is considered that Italy is the cradle of the Renaissance, an era that produced a lot of works of art highly valued to this day. With its various shields on the facade, the building reminds both Peruvians and Italians of the time. In 1923 the museum was opened.