The Modern Art Museum, founded in 1972 by Henrik Igityan, is located not far away from Matenadaran. First of all you will see “the Red Room” created by Garzu – one of the greatest artists of our times, currently living in Paris. The first modern art museum in the USSR possesses the works of Hakob Hakobyan, Minas Avetisyan, Martin Petrosyan, Grigor Khachaturyan and other famous artists.Besides museums of arts, architecture, literature, and history of Armenia, tourists may be interested in home-museums of famous Armenian cultural figures, such as the Museum of Sergey Parajanov, a world-famous film director and artist. Here you will see his personal belongings, pictures, dolls, collages, as well as photographs of the master and his family.
Martiros Saryan House Museum
The collection of the museum comprises 160 canvases which the artist executed in different periods of his life. Many of them have earned him world renown. Mainly his early works are placed on view here: "Tales and Dreams" (1904 - 1907), "At the Well. A Hot Day" (1908), Self-Portrait" (1909), "Istanbul Dogs" (1910), apart from dozens of canvases painted in the Soviet period: "Aragats" (1925), "A Yard in Yerevan" (1929), "Three Ages" (1943), "Picking Cotton in the Valley of Ararat" (1949) and others symbolizing the revival of the Armenian people. He has an attractive gallery of portraits of conspicuous personalities of the Soviet Union and Armenia: Alexey Tolstoy, Ilya Ehrenburg, I. S. Isakov, G. Ulanova, Avetik Isahakyan, Victor Hambardzumyan and others.