Photo1. Girl in a red hat by Murashko, 1902-1903.
Photo2. The facade of the Museum at the beginning of the 20th century.
Photo3. Mom’s coming by I. Izhakevich, 1898.
Address: 6, Grushevskogo Street, Kiev.
Phone: +38 (044) 278-13-57, 278-74-54
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 11.00 am -17:00;
Friday: 12:00-19:00, Saturday: 11:00-18:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
National Art Museum of Ukraine was founded in 1899. Then it was known as Kiev Art and Industry and the Science Museum named after the Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich.
Collection of the National Art Museum of Ukraine is the most extensive and complete collection of the native Ukrainian art in the world. There are masterpieces of Ukrainian painting, sculpture and graphics created in the period of fifteen centuries - from the times of Kievan Rus until the nowadays. The works of all masters related to Ukraine can be found in the museum collection. There are beautiful pieces of decorative and pictorial art, icons and old parsuna style portraits, works of T. Shevchenko, N. Pimonenko, G. Narbut, A. Murashko, V. Krichevsky and many others.
In the museum there is one of the best collections of icons in Ukraine. The gem of the collection is the 12th century polychromic wooden relief called "St. George with scenes from his life". There you can see the combination of Byzantine and Romanesque motifs. There are beautiful 14th – 16th centuries icons from Western Ukraine in the collection too.
The Ukrainian Baroque period art collection is extremely valuable. There are paintings, icons, polychrome sculptures and old books in the collection.
The real gem is the collection of Ukrainian avant-garde of the twentieth century. There are the works of the famous set designer A. Petritsky, constructivist V. Yermilov and futurist O. Bogomazov. The Ukrainian period masterpieces of such recognized masters of the avant-garde as Alexandra Exter, Alexander Archipenko and D. Burlyuk are in the collection too.
The diversity of modern trends and tendencies starting with social realism and finishing with postmodernism can be seen in the museum collection of recent decades including 1980s. You can see the masterpieces of O. Shovkunenko, M. Glushchenko, S. Shishko, T. Yablonskaya and many others.