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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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I was not sure what to expect from this gallery since I haven't heard much about it, but turns out it's pretty good. The collection is a bit eclectic due to it being, as I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect from this gallery since I haven't heard much about it, but turns out it's pretty good. The collection is a bit eclectic due to it being, as I understood, in significant part contributed by donors but has some interesting pieces both classic (Dutch, Italian, etc.) and more modern - impressionist/expressionist, etc. Good representation... More 

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into art, there are probably better places to spend your time. The museum/gallery building itself is splendid. The exhibits, though, are poorly lit and contain uninteresting paintings (not just Armenian artists) from the 16th century through the mid 20th century. There is very little from the Soviet period. Nearly all of the paintings suffer from some problem with... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

In the same building as the National History museum, and if you are in a hurry, I suggest you do that museum first. However, if you have time over, this museum is well worth a visit. It is a very large museum. On the top floor there are the Old Dutch and Italian masters, with some good works. The floor... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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Thank MasafiOne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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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