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National Art Gallery, Yerevan

4.3
#6 of 60 in Museums in Armenia
Immerse yourself in Armenian art at National Art Gallery, 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 Art Gallery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yerevan trip builder website .
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  • This modest museum contains 7 floors of Armenian art. It's located in the same building as the National History Museum. Unlike the National History Museum, it does have an elevator, but I do not think...  more »
  • Visiting National Art Gallery is a nice way to escape reality and get familiar with the art of different countries. Each room contains the breath of one time period and gives unforgettable impressions...  more »
  • The National Art Gallery apparently occupies several floors of the Armenian History Museum, and it seems difficult to gain entrance to any part of the Gallery. We were able, through dint of presenting...  more »
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  • I have to echo some of the comments about the rude staff and shutting down earlier than the times listed. Despite what google maps says, the listed closing time is 16:30 and not 17:00, with a sign in the museum saying last ticket sold at 16:00. I arrived at 15:45, which I know only gives me 45 minutes, but it was my last day in Yerevan and I only wanted to see the more modern Armenian painters (plus the special exhibit of Minas) anyway, and 45 minutes is better than nothing! When I got to the desk the worker told me it was closed! I pointed to the sign saying 16:00 was the last entry and she grudgingly sold me a ticket. You would think they would be more welcoming to people excited about looking (and paying!) to view art. The galleries were stiflingly hot, but there was some interesting Armenian art. I got to the Minas special exhibit and was not allowed in because that was 1000 drams extra and was never offered the option when I bought the original 1500 dram ticket! I ran back down to the desk to get the special exhibit added on, but as it was now after 16:00 she said no. In contrast, the staff at the Modern Art Museum were lovely, and their collection, while smaller, was far richer and very thoughtfully displayed. Skip the National Gallery and head to the Modern Art Museum instead.
  • The huge collection of the National Gallery, ranging from Italian renaissance to modern Armenian artists, will surprise every visitor. It is virtually impossible to walk through all eight of the museum's floors in one day. So, plan your visit to either see what interests you most or break it into several days.
  • A Fairly good collection of art, I had a good time there.
  • Mesmerizing paintings and artwork. Opens between 11-6 only
  • Terrible, no air-conditioning, literally impossible to stay inside... Most of the paintings by the famous artists that we wanted to see we're removed. Rude people at the ticket desk. It's a real shame when you pay to look at paintings but you're actually paying to feel sick from the heat inside instead making the whole experience unenjoyable.
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