The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

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Art Museum Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • we saw a great exhibition of Rembrandt etchings and were impressed by the fabulous interior design of the museum.  more »
  • The highlight of the permanent collection is the top floor with Belarussian artists. There was a whole section of Jewish artists (judging by names and subjects) of the 1920s and 1930s, when Belarussia...  more »
  • Visited the museum in order to get an idea of the Belarusian art today and in the past. And the museum fulfilled my expectations. It has a size big enough to show art through centuries. Mostly Belarus...  more »
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  • Friendly staff, spacious halls, great exhibitions of modern artists
  • Everything was good but could have more contemporary art.
  • Interesting art museum. You can find both classical and modern art exhibition of Belarusian artists.
  • 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.