Sergey Parajanov Museum
Sergey Parajanov was a Soviet Armenian director and artist. Parajanov is well-known for his surreal movies. Many times the artist was sent to jail during the Soviet Times for his views and visions. This unique and amazing artist’s heritage is represented in the Museum.
Sergey Parajanov Museum was opened in 1991, a year after the artist’s death. The museum has 2 floors and is located in a very nice place. It has courtyard and wooden balconies. This home was being built for Sergey Parajanov, but the artist died before the construction of the building was completed and therefore could not live in it. The building itself has a Caucasian style and original design.
The Museum is home to more than 1,400 exhibits. There are installation, collages, drawings, dolls and hats. There are 2 memorial rooms in the museum, posters and festival prizes, signed letters by Federico Fellini, Lilya Brik, Andrey Tarkovsky and many other famous and renowned people. The amazing thing about this artist is that he could turn a simple thing into a real piece of art. It is just amazing and unbelievable: with what imagination he decorates the chair, makes a playing card. And most of these pieces of art the author created in jail.
Now the Sergey Parajanov Museum serves as a cultural center, where many exhibitions and receptions take place. Guided tours are available at the museum. Entrance costs 700 AMD (~$2). Tours are offered in Armenian, Russian, English French, and German. A guided tour in Armenian is 2000 AMD (~$6). Guided tours in foreign languages cost 2,500 AMD (~$7).
The Sergey Parajanov Museum is next to Saint Sargis Church. The Museum overlooks Hrazdan Gorge. Yerevan Brandy Factory, Yerevan Wine Factory are just steps away from the Museum.
Sergey Parajanov Museum Contacts
Address: Dzoragiugh Ethnographic Center, Blds 15&16
Phone: +374 10 538473;
Working hours: Every day from 10:30 to 17:00