The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

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Explore one of the largest collections of Belarusian and foreign art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Opened in 1939, the museum moved to its present two-story building with 10 spacious halls in 1957. It houses over 27,000 works of art. When you visit, leave your bags in the cloakroom downstairs and get an audio guide at the museum shop. As you wander the museum, notice the portraits of grand dukes and their families. You'll see heroic revolutionary art, including evocative pictures of Minsk, which was devastated by bombing. The museum also features a vast collection of modern art, as well as Asian art from the 14th-20th centuries. Amenities include a cafe and a shop selling postcards, books, and other souvenirs. Arrange to visit The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus and other attractions in Minsk using our Minsk family vacation planner.
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  • Really liked. A rich collection of big, beautiful Museum. Many remarkable works. Famous artists (Chagall, Serebriakova, Kustodiev, Pasternak, Serov, Vasili Pukirev, etc.). All recommend.
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  • National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus is situated in the very centre of Minsk. And it is not even the most important. The Museum is big enough collection of Russian art of the 18th-century. XX by Fyodor rokotov, Dmitry Levitzky and Vladimir Borovikovsky to Boris Kustodiev, Zinaida Serebryakova, Pyotr Konchalovsky. Karl bryullov, Vasily Tropinin, Ivan kramskoi, Vasily Makovsky, Grigory Myasoedov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Alexei Savrasov, Ivan Shishkin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Isaac Levitan, works of Ilya Repin and Vasily Surikov. Familiar names. Not less interesting works of Belarusian artists. The Foundation of modern Belarusian art is about 11 000 works of painting, graphic art, sculpture, decorative and applied art of the 19TH and the beginning of XXI centuries. Very interesting are represented in Museum temporary exhibitions. Hall of famous painter Ivan Aivazovsky. Dedicated to the 100 anniversary of his birth, an exhibition of works by Sergei Ivanovich Selikhanov (1917-1976), author of the monument "Unbowed man" with a dead baby in her arms in Khatyn memorial complex. Exhibition "world of heavenly on Earth" from the works of religious art of the 17th-21st centuries, which presents the Orthodox, Catholic, Uniate icons and altar painting, weaving, pieces of liturgy from the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. And finally, exhibition of works from the collection of Mateja Nicholas Radziwill "Radziwill: the fate of the country and kind." View all the Museum's collection may not have enough time and effort. Temporary exhibitions are constantly updated.
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  • The Museum regularly held exhibitions of paintings of famous Belarusian and world artists. Visiting tourists should definitely pay a visit to the art museum. Very interesting excursions for pupils and students extend horizons and educate the young generation to the masterpieces of culture.
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  • This museum, although not big has always some interesting exposition going on. The paintings are not stacked one above the other and the illumination of the building is really well done. The cheap prices for the ticket make it an inexpensive visit.
  • There are several reasons why I like this museum a lot: quality of paintings, exhibition rooms are not overfilled with paintings and mainly in the upper floors there is a lot of light due to the interesting architecture of the building. This museum have signs in English, this is one of the exceptions. The art ranges from the contemporary to the medieval with everything in between and a scattering of work from other parts of the world. Have to say this is still an impressive museum of Belarus, also there are works by Belarusian artists.
  • Very compact museum with not bad pieces of belarusian and russian art.
  • A lot of interesting objects there you can find
  • Check it out - very funny but also informative on mainly Russian artists.