Tour the Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters

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From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan (Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program)

The museum, located inside a house built in 1880 that belonged to a wealthy trading family, is close to Gyumri’s central square and easy to find with its colorful signage. The gallery was established in 1987 by the sisters themselves, and by the time of their deaths, they had donated about 620 of their original paintings, ceramics, and graphic works, which are now proudly displayed there. It is notable that this is the only museum named after female artists—and devoted to female artists—in all of Armenia. The Aslamazyan sisters were born near Gyumri and moved there (then called Alexandropol) when they were young. The ground floor features the younger sister, Eranuhi, who was particularly known for her ceramic work, while the second floor features the elder sister, Mariam. Both sisters traveled extensively and their work reflects this global exposure. A lovely watercolor of Venice and a colorful painting of a Japanese woman in a kimono by Eranuhi and portraits of women in India by Mariam are but some examples.

The museum offers guided tours in Armenian, English, and Russian upon request.

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

From the collection of The Gallery of Miriam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan

Photo by Areg Balayan, My Armenia Program

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