Top 5 Museums & Galleries in Minsk
Classical art and avant-garde experiences – here is the list of 5 not-to-miss museums and galleries to explore Minsk cultural scene.
The National Art Museum
Address: Vulica Lenina 20
Price: 6 BYN (€ 2.6)
Let’s start with the classics. It is the most prominent collection of art in Belarus. Here you will find a large gallery of Russian painting, ancient Belarusian icons, a collection of Oriental art and socialist realism. The museum regularly hosts cool temporary exhibitions, interactive programs and lectures.
Art Belarus Gallery
Address: Vulica Kazlova 3
Price: 5 BYN (€ 2.1)
Art Belarus Gallery was opened in April 2017 at the Minsk Palace of Art by Belgazprombank. The collection is not that huge, but features the brightest names of Belarusian art: Marc Chagall , Chaim Soutine, Léon Bakst, Valenty Vańkovič, Ossip Zadkine , etc.
Address: Praspiekt Niezaležnasci 25
Price: 15 BYN (€ 6.5)
If you do not have time to travel around the whole Belarus, you may just narrow all the sightseeing to a visit to Strana Mini. There are 18 detailed models that you can examine thoroughly: from Biełaviežskaja pušča to Niasviž Castle. Also Strana Mini has an excellent gift shop – they sell handmade souvenirs by artists from all over the country.
Address: Vulica Kastryčnickaja, 19
Price: depends on the exhibition
Ў Gallery is an active art spaces for the presentation of Belarusian and European contemporary art, a discussion platform and a place for lectures, meetings and film screenings. It has just been reopened at a new space on Kastryčnickaja Street. It opens with the exhibition “With no exceptions!” that pushes the issues of inclusive access to both physical spaces of galleries and art-sphere in general.
Azhur Museum and Studio
Address: Vulica Zaira Azhura 8
Price: 5 BYN (€ 2.1)
War heroes, communist idols, national writers – here you can definitely feel the vibe of the 20th century. Zair Azhur was one of the key Belarusian sculptors of the Soviet era. We can bet that nowhere in the world you’ll see such high concentration of Lenins and Stalins per square foot – it creates a bizarre atmosphere. But the main thing we love this museum for is all sorts of events held here. Silent cinema screenings or modern poetry readings in such an environment become a truly avant-garde experience.