N. Yaroshenko Art Museum
Art museum of Poltava was founded in 1919, its birthday is on 27th April. The museum birth was marked by picture gallery opening in landlord V. Balubash palace (by architect P. Alyoshin, 1912).
The base of the museum collection has works of famous Peredvizhnik-artist (also the Wanderer or the Itinerant) N. Yaroshenko, who was born in Poltava.
In 1999 the museum moved to a new hall (by architect J. Oleinik). There are more than 9’000 art exhibits there. Among them can be found works of West-European bright artists (Clara Peters, Marcello Bacciarelli, Francesco Lazzaro Guardi), Russian and Ukrainian artists (Nikolai Pymonenko, Opanas Slastion, Grigory Myasoyedov, Ivan Shishkin, Ilya Repin). The museum is proud of the largest collection of N. Yaroshenko and I. Myasoedov canvases.
Total square of the museum is 2450 square yards. There is Sasha Putrya hall of child art on the ground floor. Above it there is a modern pressroom, greenery and a large showroom of 658 square yards.