Address: 12, Desyatinna Str., Kiev
Phone: +38 (044) 278-8308.
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
It is the first private Museum in Kiev. It was founded by Ukrainian cardiologist Igor Ponamarchuk, in the middle of 1990. About 300 icons of late XV – early XX century are represented in the exposition, and also there are masterpieces of Ukrainian folk artist Maria Primachenko in separate exposition. Exhibitions of pictures and sculptors of modern artists are hold in a separate hall.
The collection of icons includes a hundred iconographic subjects. A great number of them are dedicated to the figure of Blessed Virgin. There are few subjects, which were influenced by West-European art, for example “Coronation of the Virgin”. Many icons are dedicated to different fragments from “Lives of Saints”. Images of Saint Varvara, Paraskeva and Saint Ekaterina distinguish among images of martyrs.