Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art

 

the best collection of foreign art in the Ukrainian SSR. Created in 1919 out of the private collection of B. I. and V. N. Khanenko in Kiev, it was called the Art Museum of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences from 1921 to 1934. During the 1920’s and 1930’s the museum obtained other works from several private collections and from museums in Kiev and Leningrad. It has divisions of oriental and West European art, including works by Gentile Bellini, D. Velazquez, F. Zurbarán, P. P. Rubens, and J. Jordaens. The museum’s collections contain paintings, graphic art, sculpture, and applied art, including a collection of medieval Iranian ceramics.

REFERENCE

Kyivs’kyi muzei zakhidnoho ta skhidnoho mystetstva (album of exhibits). Kiev, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.