Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan

Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan information

Location
Tashkent (Toshkent) , Uzbekistan
Address
Amir Timur 16
Telephone
+998 71 236 47 73
Getting there
Metro: Ming Oriq/Oybek
Prices
admission 10,000S, camera 50,000S
Opening hours
11am-5pm Tue-Sat
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The four floors of the Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan walk you through 1500 years of art in Uzbekistan, from 7th-century Buddhist relics, to the art of pre-Russian Turkestan, to Soviet realism, to contemporary works. There are displays of East Asian and South Asian art and even a few 19th-century paintings of second-tier Russian and European artists hanging about. Nineteenth- and 20th-century Central Asian masters are well represented, and there’s an impressive section on Uzbek applied art – notably some brilliant old plaster carvings (ghanch) and the silk-on-cotton embroidered hangings called suzani .