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National Art Gallery

1 Arami St., Yerevan 375010, Armenia
3741-580812
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Ranked #18 of 45 Attractions in Yerevan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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USA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The building that houses the Natonal Art Gallery or the National Art Gallery of Armenia is superb. Unfortunately, as others have commented, most of the galleries are not temperature controlled and there is a lot that can be done by UNESCO and others to properly preserve these beautiful art pieces by Aivazovsky and others. The art itself is definitely worth... More

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Beirut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Please sort some air conditioning out. It's like roaming in a furnace with only one piddly fan in each space churning out recycled hot air. I had to escape from the heat, but not before discovering the work of Martiros Saryan, which made the entrance fee worthwhile.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

They do indeed have the 3rd largest number of Italian masters in the former Soviet empire....the tragedy being that most galleries are not climate-controlled, so the paintings hang in 32C heat. Can't UNESCO assist?

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There aren't a lot of Armenian painters, so you don't have to do much to qualify being put on the walls in the Art Gallery. I would recommend to use the time somewhere else.

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Amarillo, Texas
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed exploring this museum's numerous floors. Depending on your preference, you can make it through relatively quickly or spend hours in here. Even though it contains a nice amount of Armenian art, I would have loved to see even more examples. Definitely stop by; it's worth your time.

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Portland, Oregon
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

They had several Serov's we wanted to see. Surprised to see an early Chagall. Elevator takes you to the top floor but you have to walk down. why? who knows? It's an ancient soviet building but the art is well preserved with temp control.We were unfamiliar with Armenia art and they had 2-3 floors that we enjoyed. If you love... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Some lovely pictures of famous and not so famous artist, but in general some very good pieces of art. Definitely recommend.

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The art inside is excellent but as with all national museums it has been neglected since the fall of communism. Some very interested international artist better known outside of Armenia such as Ayvazoski sp?

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Wonderful, especially if you are looking to get a better idea about Armenian artists. Lower floors contain magnificent ancient works and artifacts.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A great selection of art from Europe and beyond. The 3rd largest collection of European old masters in the former soviet union. Some lovely Russian landscapes by Siskin and others.

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