Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts, Tashkent
Address: 40, Sh. Rashidov str.
Telephone: (998 71) 256-51-46, 252-26-50
Opening hours: from 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Closed on Monday and Sunday
In the center of Tashkent, near The Hotel Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace, there is the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. Opened in 1974, with an exhibition area of 2,500 square meters, it is one of the largest halls in Central Asia. The spacious and bright rooms display pictures and sculptures of many famous masters of Uzbekistan, as well as the paintings of young artists who keep the traditions of Uzbek pictorial art, enriching them with modern ideas.
The centerpiece of the building is occupied by a sculpture and graphics hall, surrounded by halls of paintings and applied arts, located already on the second floor. The building itself is as interesting as its exposition: the facade is beset with a national décor, the interior space is filled with light coming through the windows in the ceiling, while massive columns and marble finishing emphasize the monumentality of the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts. In addition, in a small park adjacent to the building, there is an outdoor hall to display sculptures, and in the warm, sunny days – paintings as well.
The Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, while supervising the activity of the Central Exhibition Hall, is also involved in the organization of exhibitions and other cultural activities that contribute to the development and support of fine and applied arts in the republic. In addition, each year the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts becomes a venue to hold major shows. It hosted Tashkent Biennale, "Navkiron Uzbekistan" art festival, Fine Arts Week FAW+5, etc, which was attended by renowned international artists, sculptors and photographers.