Sergei Parajanov Museum

Sergei Parajanov Museum

Sergey Parajanov Museum (Yerevan, Armenia) – exhibitions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.

Even those who are not familiar with the works of film director Sergey Parajanov will find it fascinating and informative to visit the museum dedicated to this outstanding talent in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Sergey Parajanov is an outstanding avant-garde filmmaker, our contemporary, who made Armenia famous by bringing many new things to cinema.

His masterpieces, unparalleled in the world (“Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” and “The Color of Pomegranates”), inspired Fellini and Tarkovsky, from whom he himself had studied in his time.

Parajanov ‘s influence on the development of world cinema is indisputable.

Born in Tbilisi to an Armenian family on January 9, 1924, Sergey Iosifovich did not live in Armenia, but he left all his creative heritage (drawings, dolls, collages, installations, ceramics, assemblages, film designs) to his forefathers’ homeland. In 1991, a year after his death, the Parajanov Museum was opened, showing the interior of Parajanov’s house in Tbilisi, his personal belongings, more than 600 of his works, and everything that made Parajanov known to the public as a rare man with a unique personality, who had lived a difficult life and worked his way up. Two memorial rooms are reconstructed here as well.

Sergey Parajanov is an outstanding avant-garde filmmaker, our contemporary, who made Armenia famous by bringing many new things to cinema.

It is a private museum, set up in a two-story house above a ravine with beautiful panoramas. It was built in Yerevan for the filmmaker, but he never had time to live there.

The director of the museum is Zaven Sargsyan, a close friend of Parajanov for the last fourteen years of his life, a famous photographer, who cherishes the memory of the genius and is constantly expanding his collection (now it has about 1500 items) and his exhibition archives. Often he himself leads excursions (sometimes not even on excursion days), putting into them his experiences, thoughts, feelings related to Sergey Iosifovich, and his soul.

Of course, the best thing to do when visiting the Parajanov Museum is to take a tour, especially since they are conducted in many languages (Armenian, Russian, English, French and German).

When you come to this museum, you once again become convinced that a genius is a genius in everything, and you begin to look at Parajanov with completely different eyes. It amazes me how this master managed to create meaningful, “speaking” works, which make you think. One may not understand his films, but it is impossible not to recognize the originality and artistry of this man!

The museum fascinates and mesmerizes anyone who comes here.

Looking at the masterful collages, everyone sees something of himself in the wonderful, bizarre world of Sergei Parajanov , extending in all its manifestations.

In this magnificent place with its incredible atmosphere, bright, colorful and vividly demonstrating the genius of the master, all woven of contradictions, visitors can expect many surprising and shocking discoveries, in particular about the reasons for the persecution of the director in the USSR.

As a memento of this ambiguous campaign, you can buy books about Parajanov’s life and work and disks with his films. This house-museum of the great artist and director is a kind of hymn to love of life, an ode to joy, a museum of a man, making a holiday out of everyday life. This is a glimpse of our reality from another world.

How to get to the Parajanov Museum

Address: 15/16 Dzoragyugh St., Yerevan. It’s in the center of Yerevan, not far from the main square and the Hrazdan Stadium.

Parajanov Museum opening hours

Sergey Paradzhanov Museum welcomes its guests every day from 10:30 to 17:00.

Parajanov Museum ticket price

Admission: 1000 AMD, with guided tour – 2500 AMD.


Prices on the page are for July 2021.


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