Etchmiadzin Art Gallery was founded in 1970 and has been functioning in the bulding of Gevorgyan Seminary for many years. The works of Armenian-American sculptor Khoren Der-Harootian (sculpture, drawings, paintings) are exhibited in the museum. The artist came to Armenia for the first time in 1970. Khoren Der-Harootian moved his works – 89 sculptures and more than 100 drawings and paintings, to Armenia in 1983. His personal exhibition was opened at Echmiadzin branch of the National Gallery of Armenia.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to the Etchmiadzin Gallery by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of the Etchmiadzin Gallery the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for the Etchmiadzin Gallery depends on the weather conditions.
Der-Harootian worked in the field of graphics and painting, but the most productive for him was the field of sculpture, where the creative potential of the master revealed in full force. His artistic activity took place in an era of coexistence and interaction in the art of various currents of modernism. The stylistic connection of Der-Harootian's works is national.
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