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Western and Eastern Arts Museum

Two continents meet in Odessa, in a mansion on Pushkinskaya Street, built in 1856 and designed by L. Otton...

In the XX century it was transformed into the Western and Eastern Arts Museum. Nowadays it has a magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, furniture and more. The exhibitions include ancient, western European and eastern arts, and western European collection of exhibits. One can see early works of the Dutchman Frans Hals ("St. Luke, Evangelist" and "St. Matthew, Evangelist"), works of Genoese Alessandro Manyasko, Francesco Guardi, and Pier Minyar, court artist of Louis XIV of France. Paintings of impressionists and realists include pictures of Mihay Munkachi, a native of Ukraine (from Mukachevo), and a landscape by Frederik Longe, the grandson of Karl Marx. Art of China, Japan, India, Iran and Tibet is represented in the Eastern halls of the museum. The collection includes silk paintings, porcelain, amazing embroideries, ancient weaponry, statuettes and other items from the XVI-XVII centuries.

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