Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Address: 10 Tamanyan Street, Yerevan 0009, Armenia
Phone: +37410 56-72-62
Working days: Cafesjian Sculpture Garden: Always open.
Escalator Gallery: Everyday 8:00-20:00.
Exhibition Galleries, Museum Store and Visitor Center: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00-20:00.
The Center is closed on state holidays.
The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world. Inspired by the vision of its founder, Gerard L. Cafesjian, the Center offers a wide variety of exhibitions, including a selection of important work from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection of contemporary art. Having celebrated its grand opening in November 2009, CCA continues to exhibit unique works of modern and contemporary art and offers a diverse program of lectures, films, concerts, and numerous educational initiatives for adults and children. Over one million people have visited the Center annually since its opening.
The museum consists of 2 separate sections: the external "Cafesjian Sculpture Garden", and the internal "Cafesjian Art Galleries". You can see the samples of the gallery while walking around Cascade. There you can see many sculptures of Cafesjian exhibitions which has a wide collection of contemporary art and presents the best of Armenian culture to the world.
The "Cafesjian Art Galleries" includes the Gallery One, Khanjyan Gallery, Eagle Gallery, Sasuntsi Davit Garden Gallery, Star Landing and the Special Events Auditorium which is located underneath the exterior staircase and fountains. One of the impressive projects is “Swarovski Crystal Palace”; the stunning collection of Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen. If you want to appear in a magic place, this gallery will give you that opportunity.
The biggest part of the museum's collection derived from the private collection of the founder Gerard L. Cafesjian. It has more than 5,000 works of art, the works of the Czech couple Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. The gallery has also works and collections of famous artists like Hiroshi Yamano, Dale Chihuly, Ivana Šrámková, Bohumil Elias, Jaromír Rybák, Bertil Vallien, Pavel Hlava, Lino Tagliapietra, Mark Peiser and many others.