Mariam Aslamazyan.The stories of the sunny colours

It is a great honor for us to present the 20th century social modernism and one of the most famous soviet artists Mariam Alsamazyan’s “The stories of the sunny colours” exhibition at the Moscow’s “State museum of oriental art of Moscow”.

The base of Mariam Aslamazyan’s “painting stories” is the sun, the life with its vital and exciting contrasts, rhythms and shades, multilayer cultural symbols, which turn our everyday life into unique and legendary experiences. Mariam’s stories are monumental stories with unique approach combined with of household items and eastern spirit, with interchangeable human and nature dynamic relationship. In order to truly appreciate the artist’s works, the aesthetic approaches and the cultural heritage left for us, we need to specifically prioritize Mariam Aslamazyan’s activity as a cultural public figure. A person, who devoted all her life to art and via education, supported the progressive tendencies to develop soviet and in particular the Armenian culture. Mariam Aslamazyan is an artist, whose cultural activity can become an example on how one excited and enthusiastic person can change human egoism and make the cultural system better, where she exists.

Mariam Aslamazyan’s “The stories of the sunny colors” project is a unique gesture of respect to the talented artist, whose works after the 20 year of pause are being exhibited in Moscow. 34 paintings, graphic and clay works chosen specifically for this project were created from 1930-80s and are taken from “The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Alsamazyan sisters” (Gyumri, Armenia), “The state museum of oriental art of Moscow”, “The State Tretyakov gallery” and private collections.

I would like to mention, that fact of founding the “Mariam and Eranuhi Alsamazyan sisters’ gallery” in 1987 shows Mariam Aslamazyan’s great cultural patriotism as a cultural figure. Mariam Aslamazyan with her sister Yeranuhi decided to donate the biggest and most famous collection to their home town Leninakan (now Gyumri) and founded a unique gallery in Transcaucasia, the activity of which is an important impetus for preserving and the development of the cultural life.

Vahagn Ghukasyan
Director of The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters

18 august 2018


Short Long Stories

The exhibition “short long stories” approaches the unique tradition of storytelling around small everyday objects retained in Gyumri. Researching the city and its material culture the artists Gohar Martirosyan (AM) and Ana Likar (SI) are looking for the ways to unlearn de-valuing things and to develop emotional and creative position towards them. At the same time they come with their own stories and interweave them into the show. Without intention to unlock the mystery of things the artists stay focused on how storytelling influence the environment and organize the experience of collective fantasy within it.

01 august 2018


The Bright Side of the Portraits

The Bright Side of the Portraits

The portraits, being one of the oldest genres of the painting, in the Armenian art developed in the 17-18th century, when the last prominent representative of Hovnatanyan family – Hakob Hovnatanyan, founded genre of portrait in the Armenian painting art. In the 20th century the sphere of the portraiture advanced in the art of Saryan, Nikoghosyan, Aslamazyan sisters and in the art of many painters.

09 june 2018


Nikolay Nikoghosyan:Living Legend

''Nikoghayos Nikoghosyan: Living Legend'' exhibition in ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters''' newly constructed ''Nikoghosyan Exhibition Hall'' On the 2nd of November will take place the exhibition of Moscow collection of selected indoor sculptures of Nikoghayos Nikoghosyan - USSR National Artist, academician of Russian Fine Art Academy, famous sculptor, painter and pedagogue. He is widely known to the public as an author of numerous indoor sculptures and a series of monuments of science, culture and historically recognized figures erected in Yerevan and Gyumri. Considering as a founder of Soviet Armenian sculpture, nearly the coeval artist of the Social revolution, he could preserve free creative the Soviet Union. Bronze, marble and granite sculptural portraits and busts excel with the generalized integrity of plastic solutions; they are accurate with the psychological characteristic as a reminder of stone silent history. Nokoghosyan’s sculptures, represented in the exhibition, express the transitional period’s customs, history and memories of social realism to Soviet modernism containing visible and at the same time the hidden reality with all its depth.

02 november 2017


Japanese-Armenian Contemporary Art Exhibition

On the 13th of October, at 15:00 in ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' have taken place Armenian-Japanese Modern Art Exhibition which is devoted to the 25th anniversary of Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relation. The exhibition will take place in the newly constructed “Nikoghosyan Exhibotion Hall” of ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' foreseen for the temporary-thematic projects and exhibitions.

13 october 2017


A series of Donations: ''The Portrait of Davit Nikoghosyan''

A series of Donations: ''The Portrait of Davit Nikoghosyan'' On the 8th of September at … in Gyumri, in ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' will take place the exhibition of Davit Nikoghosyan's portrait painted by Mariam Aslamazyan and donated by Davit Nikoghosyan, who is the son of famous sculptor Nikoghayos Nikoghosyan in the framework of a series of exhibitions carried out in the format of ''One Picture Exhibition''. The exhibition will be accompanied by descriptive, analytical discussion-speeches on the portrait painting performed by art historians, art critics and artists

08 september 2017


Presentation of Official Web-site

On the 18th of May, in ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' took place the presentation of the official web-site of ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters' '' in which took part the first deputy mayor Ruben Sanoyan, the head of Culture and Youth Affairs department of Gyumri town municipality Artush Mkrtchyan. The director of ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' presented the new web-site and all the details connected with that, and then made a report about the works done during the last year. Greeting to the attendees Ruben Sanoyan has congratulated on the presentation of the web-site. He has spoken also about the activity of ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'', about its recognition within the republic and out of its borders, and then about its branding: ‘This gallery is one of the most important brands for the town, and with the help of the web-site we will be able to present our cultural heritage to the world''- highlighted R.Sanoyan:

18 may 2017


“Sunny India” of Aslamazyans

In Gyumri on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Indian-Armenain friendship diplomatic ties ''Indian-Armenian Friendship'' NGO and ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' organize the exhibition of Aslamazyan sisters’ creations devoted to India.

31 march 2017


International Symposium in USA

20-22 February in the framework of international symposium “Metamorphosis: The Human Stories” (USA-Germany-Greece-Armenia) was given the lecture “The Role of the Artist and the Museum in Armenian Genocide and Gyumri Ruinous Earthquake between the Intersecting Parallels”) at Stockton University in USA. The lecture was given by the director of “The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters”.

20 february 2017


The presentation of Mariam Aslamazyan's autobiographical book ''The Note-Book of My Life"

''On the 3rd of September of 2016 ”The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” jointly with “The Museum of Russian Art” will realize the sales presentation of famous artist Mariam Aslamazyan’s autobiographical book ''The Note-Book of My Life'' the profit of which will be directed to the renovation works of Gyumri Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters.

03 september 2016



On the 23rd of April 2016 in “The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” was opened the temporary exhibition of Aslamazyan Sisters under the heading of “Dedication”.

23 april 2016