Georgian National Gallery

Georgian National Gallery

The Georgian National Gallery (also known as Blue Gallery) holds artworks of Niko Pirosmani, Davit Kakabadze, Iakob Nikoladze, Lado Gudiashvili, and 30,000 exhibits of XX century modern classical Georgian paintings and sculptures.

What will you see at the Georgian National Gallery?  

Recently, the gallery hosted ancient Roman sculptures, Michelangelo's graphic works, Botticelli, Tiziano, and other works and installations of foreknown artists, like Ai Weiwei and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

You can’t help but notice the abundantly decorated building of the baroque-styled museum. When entering the gallery, glass roofing captures your attention, illuminating the halls and exhibits.    

Architect Albert Salzman constructed this building as a museum of military history, in 1888-1892. The National Gallery was opened there in 1920, led by the foreknown painter and public figure, Dimitri Shevardnadze, who later fell victim to Bolshevik repressions. 

Due to its blue-ish facade, the National Gallery is also known as “Blue Gallery”. 

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