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National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

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The National Art Museum of Ukraine is a museum dedicated to Ukrainian art in Kiev, Ukraine.ArchitectureIt is located in a building that was constructed in 1898 by architect Vladislav Gorodetsky for the Kiev City Museum. It was in fact a remake of the talented Moscow architect Petr Boitsov who failed to receive a government license. The building was originally designed as a museum for the local society of patrons of arts and antique lovers. The facade of the building conveys a neoclassical architecture form - precise reproduction of a six-column porch of Doric order with entablature, triglyphs, metopes and frieze decoration depicting the Triumph of Arts. The architectural composition featuring figures of gryphons and large concrete lions at the top of the stairs were created by an Italian sculptor, Emilio Sala. On the construction of the building was expended 249,000 rubles with only 100,000 paid by the government of Russian Empire. Another 108,000 rubles were paid by the Tereshchenko family who also created the Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev. At first, at the first floor was located exhibition of the Russian archeologist Vikentiy Khvoyka who moved to Kiev from the Kingdom of Bohemia. The museum officially opened just before Christmas on 23 December 1904 as the Kiev Industrial Arts and Science museum of Emperor Nicholas II. The first director of museum became Mykola Biliashivsky.
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  • This collection is in my opinion (along with the museum of Russian Art ) absolutely unmissable. Not huge by any means but a very significant collection. Particularly impressive were modern/ impression...  more »
  • The building from the outside looks very sad but once you are inside it changes. Fantastic collection of oil paintings and some sculptures. It was very cheap and you are allowed to take pictures witho...  more »
  • Very nice museum, went there only once, Aug 2015, seen many different kinds of arts including oil paintings, as well as sculptures by Rodan. So fine to see beautiful arts there!  more »
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  • Nice place to be. Can join special classes being offered here in relation to drawing & painting. Some of the painting & drawing demonstrated here are master piece. Must to see place if you are interested in Art.
  • Small, which is perfect for me. A good mix of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Cheap entry fee. I will be back.
  • Small, so not overwhelming. Excellent pieces of Ukrainian art from different times.
  • Unusual ukrainian painters collection
  • Surprisingly interesting and plentiful pieces here