This is just a small list of the wonders you’ll behold at the Museum of Fine Arts in Tbilisi. Named for the influential academic Shalva Amiranashvili, the Museum of Fine Arts is located in a historic 1835 building designed by Swiss architect Giuseppe Bernardazzi. It is a very rare example of late classicism and has been an immovable monument since 2007.
The museum itself was founded in 1920 as an important treasury of cultural heritage. Today, it safeguards more than 140,000 objects. Popular exhibits include a collection of 152 paintings by the Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, as well as works by Lucas Cranach, Jean Chardin, Mikhail Vrubel, and Ivan Aivazovsky.