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Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts

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Address: Tereshchenkivska St., 15/17, Kiev 10114, Ukraine
Phone Number: +38 044 235 02 06
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Description: The largest museum of world arts in Ukraine was founded in 1919 on the...
The largest museum of world arts in Ukraine was founded in 1919 on the basis of private art collection of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenkos, the outstanding Ukrainian patrons of art. Gorgeous interiors of the museum halls provide an exquisite setting for the unique collections of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative art of Western Europe (Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and etc.), and Asia (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, lands of Central Asia and Caucasus, China, Japan, India, Tibet, Mongolia, Buriatia, Kalmykia, and etc.), as well as the arts from the Ancient World (Egypt, Greece, Rome and Etruria). The key highlights of the museum include four Byzantine encaustic icons from 6th-7th centuries.The museum offers guided tours in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and Chinese. Individual visitors can enjoy audio guide in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.The museum exposition is open daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10:30 till 17:30. Each first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 till 14:00– free access.
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Outstanding compilation of Western and Eastern art

This is my second visit to this museum, and I'm glad I had more time to focus on the art this time around. The Khanenkos obviously had exquisite tastes to compile such a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is my second visit to this museum, and I'm glad I had more time to focus on the art this time around. The Khanenkos obviously had exquisite tastes to compile such a collection, which boasts a wide variety across genres, mediums, and origins--in both the Western and Eastern collections. Of particular note are solid contributions from Brueghel, Rembrandt and... More 

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Almaty Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The museum is pretty small, but cozy. Contains an intricate private art collection. The entrance costs 50 UAH, that is for both West and East wings. The Oriental or Asian Art section had been opened in 2006 with the help of the German NGOs. The Western section has about 7-8 rooms with Dutch, French, Flemish, Spanish and some Italian paintings,... More 

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Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
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46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Khanenko Museum has two collections - Eastern art and Western art. The interiors of the houses of the museum are gorgeous. I prefer Western art and I liked the collection - for a private one, it is really good but for such city as Kyiv it could have been richer.

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Modiin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Small but in good test. It's based on private collection, so the assortment reflects the private test of the owners, very intimate. You can combine it with the Russian art museum next door.

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London, United Kingdom
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158 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Deeded to the City of Kiev by those the Museum is named after, the building is an Italian Palazzo on the outside and a curious mixture of styles internally. It is certainly grand. One collection concentrates on European masters, with works by Rubens, Valazquez and Tiepollo. There are also some extremely rare 5th century icons. It is supplemented by pottery... More 

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paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place belonged to my Grand-parents, and my mother used to play when a child there.... So, I was keen to see it ... First of all the ladies at the entrance are not nice at all, to tourists - if Kiev wants to make money, they have to get rid of these kind of receptionist you are NOT welcome... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Very good collection with original 'Infanta Margarita' by Velasquez - a real gem. Small compact museum, good place to visit if you have little time

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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

interesting architecture, quite unique interior design, but booooring collection, unfriendly babushkas

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New York City, New York
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This museum of "western and oriental art" houses a diverse private collection on two floors; many of the rooms lack natural light and good incandescent lighting. Some paintings are under glass and they're difficult to see, but it's well worth a visit, first because of Diego Velasquez's "Infanta," as well as a Giovanni Bellini "Madonna and Child." There are some... More 

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