The Museum of Children’s Art in Yerevan is a place, where you can come with your children. Bright colors, pure talent, creativity – that’s what this museum is about. As modern artist David Siqueiros said during his visit to the gallery, it’s “a true festival for the children of the planet”.
The Museum was founded in 1970, and since then it has been exchanging children’s artwork with museums in other countries.
Though the gallery was opened in 1970, its history goes back to 1968, when an international exhibition called “World through the Eyes of Children” was opened in Yerevan. The building has several exhibition halls, a concert hall, studios, a library. The Gallery has a permanent exhibit and a showroom where different exhibitions are organized.
Since then the museum has been hosting exhibitions from all over the world. The gallery also holds annual “Children draw” festival, which is extremely popular. Every year on May 20th many children gather in the Freedom square and draw on the asphalt with colored chalk. The pavements are colored so beautifully, so if you happen to be in Yerevan in May, try not to miss this.
Now the Museum of Children’s Art includes over 200,000 exhibits, out of which the 100,000 are works by children from over 130 countries – Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, USA . You can see here not only paintings, but also decorative-applied arts, ceramic ware, dolls, applications, needle-work, mosaic. The gallery has branches in several regions of Armenia.
The gallery is located on the corner of Abovyan and Sayat-Nova streets, in the center of Yerevan, not far from St. Katoghike church, so don’t miss the chance to admire real masterpieces made by children.
The gallery works from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm. The ticket costs 500 AMD (about $1), 200 drams for children.
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