Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Tamanyan str. 10, Yerevan


Officially, Cafesjian Center for the Arts also known as the Cafesjian Museum Foundation is an art museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It is located at the central Kentron District, in and around the Yerevan Cascade which is a complex of massive staircase with fountains, ascending up from the Tamanyan Street gardens and pedestrian zone. Inspired by the vision of its founder, Gerard L. Cafesjian, the museum offers a wide variety of exhibitions, derived from the Gerard L. Cafesjian collection of contemporary art. Opened in November 2009, besides the exhibition of unique works of modern art, the museum offers a diverse program of lectures, films, concerts, and numerous educational initiatives for adults and children. Over one million people have visited the Center annually since its opening. The museum is directed and run and the Cafesjian Museum Foundation.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Tue

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Wed

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Thu

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Fri

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Sat

    08:00 - 20:00

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  • Sahar Sajadi Gh.

    - 17 February 2018 -

    A romantic and classical place. Beautiful.

  • Tigran Sargsyan

    - 08 August 2017 -

    A must see place in Yerevan. Don't miss the works of art both on the inside as well as outside, notably "Vardanank" mural by Grigor Khanjyan and the Crystal room on the last floor.

  • Mirko Spino

    - 04 August 2017 -

    A must see place. I walked on the external stairs, I recommend you to avoid it under the summer sun. The internal collections were closed (3 days a week, maybe a lazy choice) but the external architecture, statues and panorama are something of the best you can see in the city. Walk till the top.

  • Bryce Caster

    - 12 July 2017 -

    A very cool art museum situated on a giant staircase! I'm not sure why, but they are really strict on taking pictures of the art.

  • Anthony Muljadi

    - 27 May 2017 -

    Really cool galleries, particularly the permanent exhibits. You don't need to pay admission to see the good galleries.

  • Pete Cafferkey

    - 23 March 2017 -

    Unbelievably beautiful with great art thrown in! Climb to the top for a breathtaking view of Yerevan and then go inside to use the escalators and see wonderful modern art. Don't miss Khanjyan's amazing mural - it will teach you more about Armenia than anything else!!

  • Majed Rohani

    - 01 January 2015 -

    It's wonderful place. Advise to everyone ;-)

  • Arpiné Grigoryan

    - 27 February 2010 -

    Go to the jazz evenings on Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy the amazing view of Yerevan from the top of the Cascade

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