The National Art Museum houses the largest collection of national and foreign art in Belarus with more than thirty thousand works of art comprising two main collections: the collection of national art and the collection of artworks from around the globe.
The collection of national art includes works of early Belarusian arts and crafts, carved pieces, sculptures, icons and sacred art pieces and a collection of Sarmatian portraits. The museum boasts a large selection of works by the famous painter Ivan Khrutsky, pieces by Apollinary Goravsky and lyrical landscapes by Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya. The best-known portrait of Marc Chagall by his teacher Yehuda Pen can be found in the collection of the Belarusian art of the 20th century.
The collection of artworks of countries and nations of the world is made up by collections of the Russian art of the 18th – early 20th centuries, the European art of the 16th – 20th centuries and the Oriental art of the 14th – 20th centuries.
The Russian Art collection comprises more than three and a half thousand paintings, sculptures, drawings and pieces of applied art. Visit the museum to see masterpieces by Fyodor Rokotov, Karl Bryullov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Vasili Pukirev, Alexei Savrasov, Ivan Shishkin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Isaac Levitan, Ilya Repin, Vasili Surikov, Valentin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel and many other outstanding painters.
The permanent exhibition of the European art at the National Art Museum presents the art of the Italy of the 16th – 19th centuries, the Dutch realistic art of the 17th century, the Flemish painting, the French collection of art of the 17th–19th centuries and ceramics by Pablo Picasso.
Around one and a half thousand pieces make up the Oriental collection of the National Art Museum with works of traditional art of the Western, Central, South and Southeast Asia, the Caucasus and the Far East.
Nearest metro station: Oktyabrskaya/Kupalovskaya
Bus routes: 1, 100, 69
Address: 20 Lenina St.
GPS: 53.898554, 27.560612
Tel.: +375 17 327 71 63
Working hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Ticket office and admission for visitors: 11:00 – 18:30
On holiday eve the Museum closes at 17.30