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Vanadzor Branch of Armenian Union Artists

Vanadzor branch was founded in 1974. The general meeting of the branch elects its president, responsible secretary and exhibiting working group. Today the branch involves 50 members, 20 of whom are members of Artists Union. Many of them have had individual exhibitions, not only in our town but also in a number of countries abroad.

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State Puppet Theatre of Lori in Vanadzor

Vanadzor State Puppet Theatre was founded in 1993 by Sergey Melikian. On March 1, 1994, the first play, “The dog and the cat” by Tumanian was performed on the stage of the theatre.

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Vanadzor State Ensemble

The ensamble was created in 1958, on the basis of the State Cultural Club vocal dance group named after Ghukas Ghukasyan. Ensemble that had a rich history including international events: Winner of competitions in Poland and former Soviet countries, several trips Poland (twice), Germany, participation in anniversaries of 100 years of Gomitas and Toumanyan, as [...]

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State Dramatic Theatre after Hovhannes Abelian

Vanadzor State Dramatic Theatre named after Hovhannes Abelian was founded in 1931. In the initial period of activity it consisted mainly of members of local theatric groups and students of Tbilisi Armenian Theatre studio. The first play performed on its stage was “Outburst” by Yanovskiy (director Ash-Mat, scene-painter K. Minasian). Casting of the theatre included [...]

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Vanadzor School of Art

Vanadzor Art School was founded in 1975 by artists Martiros Saryan, Hakob Kojoyan and sculptor Ara Sargsian. It is considered the second oldest school in the republic after Merkurov Art School in Gyumri. The school has participated in a number of exhibitions in Brazil, India, Argentine, Europe and former Soviet countries. It was rewarded the [...]

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Archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak

In 1936 the archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak with God’s bless celebrated its birthday making the first steps of the activity under the roof of St. Astvatsatsin Church of Vanadzor. Since 1930-ies Gharakilisa (in 1935 it was renamed Kirovakan, in 1992 – Vanadzor) had been turned into a great building ground. During the excavations residence places [...]

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State Art Museum of Vanadzor

Vanadzor State Art Gallery was founded in 1974 as a branch of the Armenian State Art Gallery. With time, it expanded its activity and in 1979 ceased being a branch and became independent. The gallery possesses patterns of modern art, graphics, sculpture as well as applied art. Every month both local and republican painters represent [...]

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Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra

The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra was formed some 70 years ago in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Today the more than one-hundred piece ensemble makes it home in the Khachaturian Hall in central Yerevan. As the leading symphony orchestra in Armenia, it routinely performs weekly concerts in Khachaturian Hall. The Armenian Philharmonic is a unique [...]

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Armenian Fairy Tales “Hekiats”

Some of the childhood memories were the happy times spent listening to the wonderful fairy tales, or hekiats, that our mothers and grandmothers told. The Gold Piece (a moralistic tale) There was once a boy who wanted to get married so he told his parents of his intentions. “Very well, son, you can get married [...]

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Famous Armenian Poets Of The Past

Pure poetry has its honorable place in the Armenian literature of the past. First come a number of fragments of poems and popular songs rescued from the antique pre- Christian period. The Armenian poetry of the Middle period, fully the equal of its Persian contemporary, has a number of outstanding representatives: Frik and Ohannes Erzenkatsi [...]