Bakı Müasir İncəsənət Muzeyi (Azarbaycan)

Bakı Müasir İncəsənət Muzeyi (Azarbaycan)

It is the first modern art museum of Azerbaijan. The museum, which was established under the leadership of Mehriban Aliyeva, the chief of Azerbaijan, opened on March 20, 2009.

The museum has a collection of modern art (from 1905 to 1960) and contemporary art (since 1960) and contains more than 1,000 works, but the contemporary art collection is heavily weighted. About 800 of the works consist of paintings and 200 of sculptures. Especially the works in the museum represent the avant-garde movement of Azerbaijan, and the works of Settar Behlulzade, Azimira Mirzezade, Elmira Shahtahtinskaya, Tahir Salahov, Ömer Eldarov, Nadir Abdurrahmanov, Eşref Murad, Fazil Najafov, Mamed Mustafayev, Ali Ibadullayev, Fuad Salayev, Ferhad Halilov, Darvin Velibekov , Eldar Mammadov, Mikail Abdurahmanov, Museib Amirov, Mahmud Rustamov, Hussein Hakverdi, Eliyar Alimirzayev, Rashid Babayev and Altay Sadikzade are exhibiting works of Azerbaijani painters and sculptors working in this style. Works of Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall are exhibited by foreign painters and sculptors. [1]

The Baku Modern Art Museum Collection hosts paintings and sculptures as well as works from different disciplines such as installation, photography and video.

At the ceremony, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the headman of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and the UNESCO Secretary General Koichiro Matsuura participated in the ceremony.