Arts Museum

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Sheptytsky Square, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

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Sub Carpathian Region Arts Museum Feb 06, 2018
The Arts Museum of the Sub Carpathian Region, located in Metropolitan Sheptytsky Square, is a treasury of the fine arts of the region. The exhibition hall is located in the oldest architectural building of the city - the Renaissance Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary that dates back to the 17th century. At one time, the crypt of this temple was a family burial ground of the founders of the city – the Pototskys. In the side crypts, wealthy nobles and priests were buried.

The collection of the museum was started in the 1980s. On May 18, 1980, the museum was dedicated as "The Museum of the Hutsul Scenery and Portrait", as its visitors named it with enthusiasm at first. The arts museum has more than 15,000 art works now. And since January 1, 2012, the museum has been called "The Museum of Arts of the Sub Carpathian Region".

The museum contains unique exhibits of the Galician iconography, works of classics of the Western Ukrainian painting, works of Ukrainian artists of the second half of the twentieth century, as well as works of the Polish, Austrian, German and Italian masters of the 18th - 20th centuries. The museum has also a large collection of contemporary foreign graphics, donated from the exhibitions of the Imprez International Biennale.

The sacral sculpture occupies a large part of the museum collection. The three figures of angels created by Johann Georg Pinsel himself are the pride of the exposition. And the icon of Holy Paraskeva Friday "starred" in the famous Sergey Paradzhanov’s film "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors". It has about fifteen thousand exhibits. Here you can see the monuments of Galician iconography and Baroque sculpture.
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The Arts Museum, Ivano-Frankivsk
The Arts Museum, Ivano-Frankivsk
The Arts Museum, Ivano-Frankivsk
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