Visit Baku Museum of Modern Art
Baku Museum of Modern Art. The museum was built at the initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva and opened on 20 March 2009. It was funded by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, of which the First Lady is the head. The foundation has also created projects with the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles.
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The museum is intended as a focus for an "eco-cultural zone" conceived by Thomas Krens, former director of the Guggenheim Foundation. The museum does not have fixed subject areas. The architectural concept of the museum avoids halls with corners and has open passages and walls that meet at different angles, creating a multidimensional perspective of exhibits. Conspicuous metallic structures and the use of the colour white unite all parts into a single moving abstract structure. The museum focuses on the second half of the twentieth century and contains over 800 works by notable Azerbaijani painters and sculptors. There are also non-Azerbaijani modern masterworks by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall from private collectors. The museum includes a children's fine arts department, a video hall, a cafe, a restaurant, a separate hall for private exhibitions, a library, and a bookstore.
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