The National Gallery of Georgia was opened in 1917 thanks to the contribution and diligence of the artist Dmitry Shevardnadze. The National Gallery or the Blue Gallery is located in the center of Tbilisi, in the old house built in 1888. Recently, the building was restored, and right after the reconstruction, the gallery was named after the creator Shevardnadze.
In the National Gallery of Georgia are stored more than 30 thousand works of contemporary art – paintings, sculptures, graphics, examples of decorative and applied art, art photographs and other works of Georgian artists of the XX century. The modern gallery is divided into eight exhibition halls. Permanent exhibitions are presented only in two halls, other halls are allocated for temporary thematic exhibitions.
The National Gallery of Georgia is located on Shota Rustaveli Avenue 11. The Gallery is open daily from 11:00 to 18:00 except Mondays. The gallery also organizes excursions in foreign languages.