Art Gallery of Uzbekistan


One of the more recent additions to Tashkent's museum scene is this impressive building, which presents rotating exhibits of Uzbekistan's top contemporary artists. With both temporary exhibits and a permanent collection, it's an interesting survey of the national psyche, albeit one that has been given the official stamp of approval.

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2. Crying Mother Monument

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4. Senate Building

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5. State History Museum of the Timurids

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6. Statue of Timur

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7. Earthquake Memorial

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8. Dom Forum

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