Monday, January 18, 2010

ART: At the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (

Yesterday when walking around Yerevan's Cascade area Anush and I decided to pop into the new Cafesjian museum, officially known as the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, which has only been open for a couple of months I happened to see an advertisement for an Arshile Gorky exhibit there which apparently ends on January 31, so we made a decision on the spot to see it.

The museum is quite impressive to say the least. Seven halls comprise the center, one of which is an auditorium where currently jazz concerts are performed. The other rooms are used for display space for artwork and Cafesjian's own collectibles. Each hall is located on its own stage, or step if you will, of the Cascade monument. To access the upper halls you can either make the trek upwards on foot by hiking up the stone steps, or you can use the series of escalators found inside. Four of the venues required an admission fee for entrance (purchased inside), which is only 1,000 dram ($2.60) to see the entire collection of work.

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