Cover Picture © Credits to @georgianartmuseum
Cover Picture © Credits to @georgianartmuseum

Georgian Museum of Fine Arts – heaven for art lovers

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There is a huge building in the heart of Tbilisi that will immediately drag your attention. In this article, I am going to tell you about the new Georgian Museum of Fine Arts and different areas that are combined in one of the most renovated museums in Georgia. This museum is a heaven for art lovers, as there is a rich variety of the artworks. 

Georgian Museum of Fine Arts
Georgian Museum of Fine Arts
7 Shota Rustaveli Ave, T'bilisi, Georgia

History of the building 

The Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Rustaveli Avenue, and it includes three buildings that combine public cultural exhibit areas. The first National Gallery was opened in 1920, while the new building started functioning from this October. The museum is built exactly on the place where the Artists’ House was located. However, it was destroyed together with the surrounding buildings during the civil war in 1991-1992. A waterproof and durable foundation is a guarantee that the museum’s priceless collection will be safely kept for decades. The exhibition space covers 7,000 square meters  on the three floors. The museum also has a storage facility that is equipped with the latest technologies that can hold up to 6,000 pictures, a big conference hall and one more exhibition space for temporary expositions.

Picture © Credits to tornikesblog
Picture © Credits to tornikesblog

Artworks and sculptures

There are 31 exhibition halls in the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. It is rich with approximately 140,000 items of Georgian, Russian, Asian and Western European paintings and artifacts. More than 3500 artworks of 78 well-known Georgian artists, who were popular in the last 80 years, are displayed in the museum. Those works were kept in the private collection of the families that later founded this museum. The artworks that are kept in the museum are from 1945 to the present day. Apart from the oil and graphic paintings, there are different interesting sculptures that are exhibited in the museum. An eagle, that you can see on the façade and inside the interior, was created based on the miniature sculptures, that were discovered during archeological excavations in Vani, in Western Georgia and date back to 2-1 centuries BC.

For the visitors 

For all the visitors of museum, the Art House complex that includes lovely restaurants and cafes was created  In addition, a swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, and several boutiques are waiting for the guests. 3-floor parking space is also available for around 155 cars. The revenue of Art House will be spent on the museum's development. The Museum of Fine Arts will allow all Georgian artists to conduct researches and periodically new paintings will be added to the collection. 

Picture © Credits to @georgianartmuseum
Picture © Credits to @georgianartmuseum

Georgian Museum of Fine Arts is a real heaven for all art lovers but also artist, as it gives them the opportunity to develop and achieve more recognition in their career. While being in Georgia, do not forget to explore this huge museum by yourself. I am sure that you will find many interesting artworks that will give you a unique experience and inspiration. 


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Anano Chikhradze

Anano Chikhradze

I am Anano. I Iove travelling, history and getting to know people from all over the world. I write about Georgia, my country, and I am sure everybody will fall in love with it.

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