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“ArtMania” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Art Gallery

National Art Gallery
1 Arami St., Yerevan 375010, Armenia
3741-580812
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Ranked #20 of 39 Attractions in Yerevan
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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“ArtMania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great paintings of Armenian artists, old and new. Armenia is also called ArtMania in my dictionary. The building architecture is one of a kind unfortunately the environment controls are archaic.

Visited October 2011
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“Focus on the Armenian Art”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The National Art Galllery adjoins the History Museum, right on Republic Square (formerly and better named Lenin Square). The European collection, small and not worth the visit, is on the seventh floor. The sixth floor exhibits "Russian art" (it's not bad, perhaps not surpisingly the best pieces are the Repins). It's small and not well organized, but worth your time. The heart of the collection are the displays of "Armenian" art. I put Armenian in quotation marks because the medieval exhibits are only questionably Armenian, but for most of the visitors that's a minor point.The displays flow fairly smoothly, and proceed downward floor by floor. I also enjoyed some of the modern Armenian artists, though this is also the weakest part of their Armenian collection - their strength is in early art. The building is a bit dingy inside, but that's probably due to an obvious lack of money. If you have the time in Yerevan, stop by, though there are far more interesting small museums in town: I prefer both the Parajanov Museum and the Edgar Kochar Museum.

Visited March 2012
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“Very nice gallery with a lot of armenian and russian art.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

The National Art Gallery has three main expositions, those of Armenian, Russian and European arts. There is a lot of very nice russian impressionism - really worth to see, and very nice pieces of local armenian art with motives of Sevan lake and holly mountain Ararat. Moreover there is a very nice part with paitings from baroc. Gallery is the third biggest collection of European masters in the former USSR.

Visited November 2011
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“nice art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Mostly consists of painters of the European school. Particularly enjoyed the Armenian artists.

Visited November 2011
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Yerevan, Armenia
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“Underrated Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

None of the people I met in Yerevan suggested a visit to the National Gallery but since it was close to my hotel, I stopped by. Amazing collection of art, archeology, history. I really liked the section with the works of the Armenian artists who leave abroad. It's quite educational to see how different cultures affected artists of the same ethnicity. It's something you can hardly find anywhere else. The place is right on the Republic square and you can't miss it behind the Singing fountains, which didn't work because of winter.

Visited December 2010
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