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National Art Gallery

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Address: Hanrapetutyan Hraparak, Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Phone Number: 01580812
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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If you savvy modern art from the second half of the 20th century you have to go. Art played a very important role throughout the soviet rule for local Armenians. Nice place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In years of visiting art museums, this is the first time I have encountered old masterpieces subject to 35C, windows open and sunlight actually reaching works. Fans, such as they are, are feeble and intended to make life a little better for the stern-faced women who sit in some rooms. Some are less attentive than others, preferring to talk and,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibition of the Armenian paintings is Very impressive! I was amazed to learn the Armenian National Art Gallery contains the largest collection of the Russian paintings outside Russia. So beautiful! I don't recommend wasting your time and visiting the exhibition of European paintings. I made a mistake and had a museum guide who rushed me all the time so... More 

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Hanau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

If you savvy modern art from the second half of the 20th century you have to go. Art played a very important role throughout the soviet rule for local Armenians. Nice place to visit

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

there's a wide variety of art here, some ok but several memorable pieces. definitely worth a visit to see artists from the area and some Russian realism. enjoyed my visit.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife decided to spend a cool March Saturday in the National Art Gallery and truly enjoyed our time. The gallery has probably the best selection of Armenian art. The Gallery displays amazing works of Saryan, Aivazoksi, Surenyants and other prominent painters. Russian & European collections aren't as impressive, but the Eastern & Persion exhibits were spectacular. In... More 

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Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There are some nice pieces here, but overall underwhelming for the flagship art museum. Enter and head past the restrooms that smell like a neglected honey bucket. Upstairs there is a small series of about 8 rooms. Takes about 30 minutes to meander slowly and gaze at each work. I enjoyed it but wanted to provide a realistic view of... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located right in the city center, next to Republic Square, thus very convenient to visit if you got couple of free hours while in Yerevan. The museum consist of different sections, where you can see permanent, as well as guest exhibitions of Armenian and foreign artists.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I never imagined a small country like Armenia has such a perfect museum ,very good samples from Armenia history like statues ,stone tomb ,.... plus a good artwork collection of international n Armenian painters all of them in a seven floors building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

For those who have been to art museums with classical and Renaissance paintings, the upper floors aren't necessarily novel. In my opinion, it's the Armenian artists that should be the central purpose of any visit. Between Saryan, Aivazovsky,, Avetisyan, Gorky, my personal favorite Sureniants, and many other contemporary artists, you come away in awe.

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Al Ain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This collection has some treasures but you need to really look for them. The organisation is rather erratic and the labels are sometimes hard to read if you wear glasses. I would concur with another reviewer who said the staff manage to make you feel surplus to requirements - or even make you feel like a thief. It's definitely worth... More 

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