Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Donetsk Regional Museum of Art

Donetsk Regional Museum of Art is one of the largest museums of art museums in Ukraine. It is cultural center of Donetsk and its region. The museum was founded on Sept. 23, 1939 as the Museum of Fine Arts, from 1941 ceased to exist due to the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, and in 1965 resumed its existence.

The museum collection was formed with the proceeds from the Republican and Union artistic exhibitions and from the collections of public museums in the USSR - the Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Hermitage, Russian museum, the Museum of Ukraine. Also it was formed with the acquisition of works from private collections and gifts from artists. Its collection includes 11,500 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, decorative arts. Among them: the Russian and Ukrainian art of the XVIII - XX centuries, the domestic art of the XX century, western European art XVI - XX centuries, decorative arts, a collection of icons of XVI - XX centuries.

The main activities of the museum are study, conservation and use of monuments of material and spiritual culture, attracting people to a national, worldwide historical and cultural heritage, aesthetic, moral, artistic, patriotic education of the population, promotion and study of the works of amateur and folk art.

The museum has created the interesting exhibitions of the domestic fine and decorative art, in its halls each year exhibited more than 30 exhibitions from the museum and private collections, works of Donetsk artists, children's studios and folk artists.


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