Museum Of Fine Arts

Treasury of the Museum of Fine Arts

The treasury at the Georgian Museum of Arts was founded in the second half of the 19th century, and developed further in the early 20th century, creating a centerpiece for the Georgian National Treasury. The majority of the materials presented in its exhibitions are the works of Georgian Masters. The treasury preserves and presents works from the Bronze Age, Antic-Hellenistic, and medieval periods, as well as significant modern artifacts up through the 20th century.
22 June 2016 – 15 July 2016

Returning from Journey’s afar

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the solo exhibition "Returning from Journey's afar" by Alexander Pavlov. The opening event will take place on June 22, 2016 at 5 pm.     
07 June 2016 – 15 June 2016

Solo Ehxibition by Nugzar Medzmariashvili

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the solo exhibition by Nugzar Medzmariashvili and the presentation of the catalogue. The opening event will take place on June 7, 2016 at 6 pm.     
18 May 2016 – 18 July 2016

GNM Museum Week: Avant-garde 1900-1937

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the exhibition "Avant-garde 1900-1937". The exhibition will be opened within the Georgian National Museum week dedicated to the International Museum Day. The opening event will take place on May 18, 2016 at 6 pm. 
20 April 2016 – 01 May 2016

Tree of Life

Georgian National Museum and Embassy of Israel to Georgia invite you to the exhibition "Tree of Life" - illustrations of canonical texts. The opening event will take place at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts on April 20, 2016 at 6 pm. 
11 March 2016 – 27 March 2016

Steppe

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Steppe" by British artist Aigana Gali. The opening event will take place on 11th of March at 6 p.m. 
12 Feb. 2016 – 06 March 2016

Wall, Wall and Others

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the exhibition of the Ukrainian artist Matvey Vaisberg "Wall, Wall and Others". The opening event will take place on February 12 at 04:30 p.m.
20 January 2016 – 05 Feb. 2016

Exhibition by Archpriest Alexander Chakhvashvili and Artist Budu Sirbiladze

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the Exhibition by Archpriest Alexander Chakhvashvili and Artist Budu Sirbiladze. Exhibition Opening will take place from January 20.   
16 Dec. 2015 – 15 January 2016

Jani Medzmariashvili – Solo Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the Jani Medzmariashvili's solo exhibition starting from December 16.
05 Nov. 2015 – 30 Nov. 2015

Malkhaz Kukhashvili – Solo Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the Malkhaz Kukhashvili's solo exhibition. Opening event will take place on 5th of  November at 5 p.m. 
04 Nov. 2015 – 11 Nov. 2015

Solo Exhibition of the Japanese Contemporary Artist Shu Kubo

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the Japanese contemporary artist Shu Kubo's exhibition. Opening event will take place on November 4 at 6 p.m.    
06 Oct. 2015 – 27 Oct. 2015

Amiran Kuprava – Solo Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the solo exhibition of the Georgian artist Amiran Kuprava and presentation of the catalog. Opening event will take place on October 6 at 6 p.m.
18 Sep. 2015 – 25 Sep. 2015

Nenka

Georgian National Museum, Art Villa Garikula (Regional Center for Contemporary Arts), Ukrainian Foundation for the Promotion of Arts and Culture and Modern UA present the joint exhibition project at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Opening event will take place on 18th of September at 6 p.m.
07 August 2015 – 15 August 2015

Made in Kalliningrad

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the exhibition "Made in Kalliningrad". Opening Event will take place on August 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. 
05 July 2015 – 30 July 2015

10 Years - About the Method

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "10 Years - About the Method". The opening event will take place on 5th of July 2015 at 5pm.     
12 June 2015 – 28 June 2015

Tbilisi - My Love

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Tbilisi - My Love" by Ukrainian artist Olga Pertova. The opening event will take place on 12th of June 2015 at 6 pm.
10 June 2015 – 28 June 2015

The Exhibition of Modern Artists

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the exhibition of Georgian modern artists. The opening event will take place on 10th of June 2015 at 6 pm.     
17 May 2015 – 07 June 2015

Museum week: Vitali Kapanadze Anniversary Exhibition

On the occasion of the International Day of Museums Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of Vitali Kapanadze's 70 years anniversary exhibition. Opening event will take place on 17th of May 2015 at 5 p.m.
02 May 2015 – 08 May 2015

KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2015 - Museum of Fine Arts

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts in the frame of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2015 invites you at the opening of the exhibitions. The events will take place on 2 of May 2015 at 4:30 pm.
08 April 2015 – 28 April 2015

Georgia’s Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Fine Art

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Georgia's Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Fine Art". Opening event will take place on 8th of April 2015 at 3 p.m.
15 January 2015 – 31 March 2015

Unknown Pirosmani - "Hunting in India" for the first time to the wide audience

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the presentation of Niko Pirosmani's completely restored artwork "Hunting in India" which will be presented to the wide audience for the first time. Opening event will take place on January 15th, at 3 p.m. 
09 Dec. 2014 – 19 January 2015

Manana Tumanishvili’s Personal Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition by Manana Tumanishvili. Opening event will take place on December 9, at 6 p.m.
27 Nov. 2014 – 03 Dec. 2014

The Colors of Hope

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the exhibition "The Colors of Hope" by Filipino artist Pancho Piano. Opening event will take place on November 27th 2014, at 6 p.m.
04 Nov. 2014 – 23 Nov. 2014

Loreta Abashidze’s Solo Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the Loreta Abashidze's solo exhibition. The opening event will take place on November 4th, 2014 at 6 p.m.
17 Oct. 2014 – 30 Oct. 2014

Misha Iashvili’s Personal Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at Misha Iashvili's personal Exhibition. Opening event will take place on October 17th 2014, at 5 p.m.
16 Oct. 2014 – 24 Oct. 2014

Georgia on My Mind

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the photo exhibition "Georgia on My Mind" by Malkhaz Datikashvili. The opening event will take place on October 16th, 2014, at 06:00 p.m.
19 May 2014 – 19 June 2014

MUSEUMS WEEK - Personal exhibition of Radish Tordia’s works

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents the personal exhibition of the national artist of Georgia Radish Tordia. The exhibition will be opened within the Georgian National Museum's special week dedicated to the International Museums Day. The opening event will take place on May 19th, 2014, at 06:00 p.m.    
14 April 2014 – 30 April 2014

Laudation

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the opening of solo exhibition of the Georgian artist Ilo Patashuri. Event will take place on April 14th, at 5p.m.
24 Dec. 2013 – 24 March 2014

Old Georgian Monumental Painting and its Guardians

Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents exhibition "Old Georgian Monumental Painting and its Guardians". Exhibition will be held in the frames of the week dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili and it takes place on 24th of December 2013.  
28 Nov. 2013 – 16 Dec. 2013

Exhibition of Artworks by Shalva Matuashvili

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents solo exhibition  of Shalva Matuashvili on November 28 2013 at 6p.m.
14 Nov. 2013 – 24 Nov. 2013

Heritage

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the international multimedia exhibition "Heritage" on November 14, 2013, 6 p.m.     
08 Oct. 2013 – 03 Nov. 2013

Exhibition by Givi Toidze

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili museum of Fine Arts presents personal exhibition by Givi Toidze on October 8, 2013.
02 Oct. 2013 – 05 Oct. 2013

Exhibition of Young Artists’ works

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents exhibition of the young Georgian artists. Event will take place on October 2, 2013 at 6p.m.
10 Sep. 2013 – 03 Oct. 2013

Light of the Universe

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents exhibition by Michael Mchedlishvili "Light of the Universe" on September 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.
22 June 2013 – 01 July 2013

Exhibition of Ahmet Yesil’s works

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili museum of Fine Arts presents exhibition of Turkish painter Ahmet Yesil on 22nd of June 2013 on 5 pm.
16 May 2013 – 31 August 2013

Portrait Art

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents exhibition "Portrait Art of 17-20th centuries" from the collection of Georgian National Museum on May 16, 2013, at 5 pm.
26 April 2013 – 12 May 2013

Vladimir Kandelaki`s Personal Exhibition

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents Vladimer Kandelaki's personal exhibition on April 26, 2013, at 5 pm.
05 April 2013 – 18 April 2013

Hyperposition - installation to sculpture

On April 5th, 2013, at 6 PM the Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts represents exhibition "Hyperposition-installation to sculpture".     
07 March 2013 – 25 March 2013

Spring Exhibition of Modern Georgian Artists

On March 7-th, 2013, at 5 PM the Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts represents a spring exhibition of modern Georgian artists.
06 March 2013 – 28 March 2013

Napoleon and his epoch in the Georgian National Museum

On March, 6th, 2013, at 6 pm The Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts represents the exhibition "Napoleon and his epoch in the Georgian National Museum".
15 Feb. 2013 – 05 March 2013

Exhibition of Azerbaijan`s hand-woven carpets

On February, 15, 2013 at 4pm The National Museum of Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents Azerbaijan's crocheted rugs and exhibits.
09 January 2013 – 01 Feb. 2013

God, Motherland, Human

On January 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm. the Georgian National Museum -Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts will host an exhibition "God-Motherland-Humanity" dedicated to the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. The exhibition is dedicated to the 80thanniversary.  
20 Dec. 2012 – 04 January 2013

Contemporary Azerbaijanian Painters

Georgia-Azebaijan Cultural Relations Association in cooperation with Georgian National Museum organizes the Azerbaijanian Artists ' Exhibition devoted to the presentation of Georgian-Azerbaijanian cultural relations and the 20th anniversary of Diplomatic relations between two countries. 
29 Nov. 2012 – 12 Dec. 2012

Heritage and Modernity

Georgian National Museum Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts will host the exhibition "Heritage and Modernity" from November 28, 2012.
10 June 2012 – 21 June 2012

Punctum Contra Punctum

  The Urgency of the Issue, Analysis of the Current Situation   Georgia is a country of rich cultural traditions. However, today in the times of integration of the European liberal values the priorities of the culture change and therefore culture itself takes a significant role in developing the new Georgian state. First of all this role is identified as introduction of contemporary European artistic mentality in the national cultural environment and the European donors have essential role in this process.    
17 March 2012 – 22 April 2012

Kurdish Material Culture

Georgian National Museum together with Community Center - Yezidi of Georgia present the exhibition "Kurdish Material Culture" at the Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Opening event will take place on 17th of March 2012 at 5 pm.    
06 July 2010 – 20 August 2010

Old Lithuania

The Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition "Old Lithuania" by Mtislav Dobuzhinsky. Opening event will take place on 6th of July 2010.     
04 January 2010 – 28 Feb. 2010

Old and New Georgian Ecclesiastical Art

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts present the exhibition "Old and New Georgian Ecclesiastical Art" which is dedicated to the anniversary of the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II. Opening event will take place on 4th of January 2010.     
24 June 2009 – 24 June 2009

Archaeological Sites of Kvirila Gorge

On 24 of June, an exhibition "Archaeological Sites of Kvirila Gorge", dedicated to the 80 years Jubilee of distinguished Georgian Archaeologist Jurkha Nadiradze will be held in Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.    
21 July 2008 – 01 Sep. 2008

Colchis Treasure in Houston

From July 21, till September 1, 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosted the exhibition "Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani".    
23 Dec. 2006 – 30 January 2007

Gigo Gabashvili’s Artworks

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the personal exhibition of  Gigo (Giorgi) Gabashvili (1862- 1936). Opening event will take place on 23rd of December 2006 at 4 p.m.    
14 Nov. 2006 – 16 Nov. 2006

“Historic Pages of Alaverdi Eparchy”

The conference "Historic Pages of Alaverdi Eparchy" took place at the Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts on 14-16 of November 2006.  
02 March 2006 – 02 April 2006

Gender and Art

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Gender and Art". The project is prepared in the framework of the program "Gender and Politics in the South Caucasus".Opening event will take place on 2nd of March 2006 , at 2:30 p.m.       
17 Dec. 2005 – 01 Feb. 2006

"Returned Masterpieces”

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Returned Masterpieces". Opening event will take place on 17th  of December 2005 at 3 p.m.    
30 Nov. -0001 – 30 Nov. -0001

Exhibition of Pirosmani

On the occasion of the International Day of Museums, Niko Pirosmani's personal exhibiton was opened at at the Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.    
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Visitor Information

Working hours

Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

CLOSED on Monday, and official holidays


Entrance Fees

Adults: 3GEL

School Children: 0.5GEL

Children (under 6): Free

Friends of Museum (become a member): Free

Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.

Note: visitors receiving special benefits or free admission privileges should present relevant documents


Guided Tours

Up to 10 persons 25GEL

School children groups 10GEL

Guide service is delivered in Georgian, English, German, and Russian languages.


Cloakroom

Cloakroom service is free for the following items: 

  • Coats and jackets
  • Umbrellas
  • Travelling bags and backpacks
  • Motorcycle/bicycle helmets
  • Musical instruments

Handbags (maximum size A3) can be brought into the museum. In case of questionable items , a decision will be made by authorized personnel.

The  following items cannot be checked:

  • Money, documents, and identification documents
  • Check cards and credit cards
  • Valuables
  • Handbags

In case of violating the aforementioned policy, the Georgian National Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items.

Visitors should collect their belongings by the end of the working day. After the museum closes all the items left behind are considered lost. In case of loss of checked items, authorized personnel should be notified immediately.


Recommendations and Regulations

  • The last entrance tickets are sold 30 minutes prior the end of working day. Visitors should leave exhibition halls 10 minutes before the museum closes.
  • Children (under 12) should be accompanied by parents or authorized persons
  • Parents, teachers, nurses, and group supervisors are responsible for children's actions
  • Running, smoking, and excessive noise are prohibited in the museum. Parents are asked not to carry small children on their shoulders.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed only in the cafe or the yard terrace of the museum
  • Each member of the group should stay nearby the authorized supervisor
  • Copying art works in exhibition hall without authorization from the museum administration is prohibited
  • Visitors must keep their tickets until the end of the visit
  • The following items are prohibited in any part (social or exhibition) of the Georgian National Museum: chemical and toxic substances; firearms and weapons; food and plastic bottles; sharp, overweight, or oversized items; other art works, art work reproductions, or casts; scooters, skateboards, or bicycles; pets and animals.

Photo and Video Shooting

  • Taking photos of the museum building and permanent exhibitions for personal purposes are allowed without using flash and tripods
  • Photo and video are strictly prohibited at temporary exhibitions
  • Photography for commercial purposes is subject to prior negotiation and written permission issued by the museum administration and communications department
  • Taking photo or video featuring GNM employees is a subject of prior negotiation with the museum administration

Shop

After the exhibition, you can visit our stores with your friends and family members. Purchase beautiful jewelry, accessories, great books, postcards and more, all inspired by the GNM's collection. Stores are available at: Museum of Georgian History, National Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts and Sighnaghi Museum.


Contact Information

1, L. Gudiashvili St., Tbilisi, Georgia

 Tel: + (995 32) 299 99 09

Fax: + (995 32) 298 21 33

E-mail: info@museum.ge

 

 

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The National Gallery was established in 1920, and quickly became a center for Georgian arts and culture.

The Gallery was reorganized in 1932, and the Fine Art Museum was founded on its basis. It exhibited collections from the Historical-Ethnographic Society, Society for the Spread of Literacy, and Tbilisi State University's ancient Georgian art.

In 1933, Metekhi temple on Rustaveli Avenue allocated territory for the museum. As a result, the museum was known as The "Metekhi" Museum of Fine Arts during this period. The first director of the museum was Dimitri Shevardnadze.

Through the efforts of Ekvtime Takaishvili, the National Treasury-which had been exported to France for safekeeping by the exiled Menshevik government in 1921-was returned to Georgia and transferred to the Museum of Fine Arts in 1945.

The former Theological Seminary building, built in 1838 in the Russian imperial style, was also transferred to the possession of the museum (then known as the State Museum of Fine Arts) in 1950.

The following development of the museum is to the credit of its director, the academic Shalva Amiranashvili.

In 2004, the Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts was incorporated into the Georgian National Museum complex. Georgian chased and painted icons, vitreous enamel, jewelry, textiles, and unique works of embroidery are presented in the treasury of the museum. Old Georgian wall paintings and masterpieces of Georgian, Russian, European, and Eastern countries attract visitors today.