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Museum of Western and Eastern Art

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Address: Pushkinskaya St., 9, Odessa 65026, Ukraine
Phone Number:
+380 48 724 6746
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Odessa Museum of Western and Oriental Art is one of the largest museums of...

Odessa Museum of Western and Oriental Art is one of the largest museums of Ukraine on artistic and historical value of the collection.

The museum was founded in 1924 on the basis of collections of Novorossiysk Imperial University, the City of Odessa Museum of Fine Arts and private collections. Over time, the fund was replenished income of the State Hermitage Museum, the Pushkin Museum. Pushkin, the Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art.

The museum building is an architectural monument of national importance.

Designed and built it was in the middle of the XIX century French architect L. Otton for a nobleman and landowner A.M.Abazy. It is decided in the spirit of eclectics and to this day is one of the most recognizable buildings in Odessa.

The museum's collection is renowned for its Department of Western European art. Unconditional pearls are the works of such masters as Pierre Mignard, Thomas Lawrence, Gustav Edelfelt, Juan Carreno de Miranda, Francesco Guardi, Johann Baptist Lampi senior, Jan van Goyen, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino), Alessandro Magnasco and Frans Hals.

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Interesting place to visit

There are a lot of interesting things to see. Also there is private artist's works exhibition available.

Reviewed 31 January 2017
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of interesting things to see. Also there is private artist's works exhibition available.

1 Thank Sergei K
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Don't have to much expectation of the collection but they do have a few nice pieces of art. Personally I liked their Eastern Collection, not very extensive but interesting pieces. The price should not withhold you of a visit.

1 Thank Hubert60
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

A nice museum with a rare art collection. located in historic part of town and a short walk from the city's Opera Theater, KISS Chocolaterie and the Potemkin Stairs.

1 Thank 950alexanderv
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are some really great paintings of Saint Matthew & Luke in the museum. The facility could really use your support. It's easy to locate being not far from the city garden, and i highly recommend a visit!

1 Thank EH-Texas
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This museum is one of my favourite in Odessa. Both exterior and interior are beautiful. Museum presents collection of Western and Eastern artists, and also organizes temporary exhibitions of modern painters, photographers and designers. Place not to be missed!

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

I was quite disappointed as I was expecting much more, there. They have nice samples of art but it's the western art, only. The Eastern part of exhibition is............ in restoration, or just closed!!!! The very old Ladies - watch women or so bored, that you can try to made some hidden photographs. It's OK but items looks very deteriorated.... More 

2 Thank Krzysztof F
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

A poor little neglected museum with masterpieces by names like Rubens and Frans Hals. Most of the older paintings are very dark and in dire need of restoration, so there is literally not much to see. Some modern work by local artists, yes, but one would appreciate some information on them. In English. Considering it only costs 25 grivna to... More 

1 Thank Lady F
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Being someone who lives in Singapore all his life, I looked forward to seeing this museum. It was a disappointment. I have expected there is some issues but I have never expect to see a total absent of Oriental Arts. Initially I thought it was my mistake, but upon examining all arts which have their origins listed, I came to... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is from the most inconsistent on the way items are places inside museums I have ever seen! From paintings around the world to supposedly "rare" rocks to modern photos one next to the other! Also the building is deteriorating and the stuff inside are some polite grannies with slippers ready to sleep!

Thank Traceratio
Odessa, Ukraine
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

The exhibit is small and unusual in a beautiful building worth visiting in and of itself. Both my friend and I who visited the museum liked the fact that we did not know what to expect and the museum had more discovery for us rather than simply seeing a range of items that were famous in Europe.

1 Thank Barrie_Hebb

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