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National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan

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Immerse yourself in Armenian art at National Gallery of Armenia, featuring a substantial collection of Russian, Persian, and European arts divided into 56 pavilions. Paintings by celebrated national artists such as Ivan Aivazovsky, Vardges Sureniants, and Martiros Saryan take pride of place, alongside a substantial collection of Russian realist painters. Works from Kandinsky, Donatello, and Flemish painters round out the selection. Get a fresh perspective of 20th-century Soviet art, as well as Armenian Apostolic Church-related pieces ranging from the 16th to 19th century. Put National Gallery of Armenia at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yerevan trip builder website.
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  • Yes I enjoyed the Armenian impression exhibit, but it’s completely unfair to charge full price when 90% is closed and will be for some time!! Photos allowed. 
    Yes I enjoyed the Armenian impression exhibit, but it’s completely unfair to charge full price when 90% is closed and will be for some time!! Photos allowed.  more »
  • TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY! Most the gallery is closed of to the public and not accessible but they are still happy to take your money. Really nothing to see and in and out in 5 minutes Very RUDE staff... 
    TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY! Most the gallery is closed of to the public and not accessible but they are still happy to take your money. Really nothing to see and in and out in 5 minutes Very RUDE staff...  more »
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  • This is in the same building as the History Museum. Don't confuse the two, they have separate entry tickets - go upstairs for the art collection ticket desk. 1500 dram for adult entry. A decent collection of European, Russian and Armenian art. There is also temporary exhibition space that costs extra. Galleries stretch over six floors.
  • The National Gallery of Armenia was founded in 1921 under the decree of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (Armenian SSR) and represents the artistic section of the State museum. Upon its establishment the Gallery's art section encountered difficulties, largely because Yerevan lacked state owned and private art collections to form the core of the collection. The first works to enter the collection where the dozens of works purchased from an Armenian painters' exhibition in August 1921. A decisive factor in the founding of the Gallery's art collection was the transfer of the renowned collection of The Armenian Cultural Center (the former Lazarian Seminary, Moscow) and also the donations made by Armenian artists to the Gallery. By 1925, 400 pieces by Armenian, Russian and European artists were on display throughout the six halls which compose the museum's art section.

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