Art Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The grand halls of the Art Museum are decked out with mainly local art, both old and new. There are numerous 18th- to 20th-century works, including those by Repin and Makovsky. A highlight is the collection of very moving realist scenes of early-20th-century Vitsebsk street life by Yudel Pen, Marc Chagall's first art teacher. Of the 793 paintings Pen donated to the city before he died, only 200 have survived, most of them held here.