Art Galleries in Chișinău

Finding some art in Chișinău is not that hard, especially that most of the galleries are situated in the centre of the city. Here is a list of places to sweeten your eye with local artworks or exhibitions.

 

National Art Museum

The one and only National Art Museum in the country which stretches it’s treasures in 3 buildings with stunning historic architecture. The museum hosts over 39,000 pieces of art which are of moldovan, romanian, russian, turkish, asian origin dating from 15th up to 20th century. You can find thematic or international exhibitions taking place too. A must see for culture diggers!

Open: Tuesday – Sunday

10:00 – 18:00 (april to october)

10:00 – 16:30 (november to march)

Entrance fee: 10 lei, free for everyone on last weekend of the month

Gallery guiding: in Romanian or Russian the price is of 50 lei, a tour in English is 100 lei.

Address: str. 31 August 1989, nr. 115,  Chişinău,  MD-2012

 

 

Galeria Constantin Brancusi

Opened since 1990, this gallery is under the tutelage of Union of Artists from Moldova. They host a variety of exhibitions, from local artists up to college or university students final works.

Open: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance fee: 5 lei

Address: Blvd. Ștefan cel Mare și Sfînt 3, Chișinău 2001, Moldova

 

 

Galeria OU

The newest gallery in the city with a twist! Have you ever been to a gallery that it’s in a cellar? If you haven’t, then you have to visit it! Created by local artists to spice up a bit the alternative and young scene, as well to promote local talents through monthly events and exhibitions. For 200 lei you can buy one of the eggs at the entrance which each contains a piece of art Made in Moldova which is one of a kind!

Open: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 (closed in winter)

Entrance fee: Free

Address: str. Sciusev 79, Chișinău

 

 

Gallery Alexander

A gallery shop where you can find authentic moldovan artworks of different styles and types of art. A warm atmosphere and amazing pieces of art guaranteed!

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00

Entrance fee: Free

Address: str.  Bănulescu-Bodoni 41, Chișinău

 

Galleria 73

This is a concept store which exhibits, promotes and sells contemporary Moldovan art. The stylish interior and the exhibited works take you out of the mundane world into a world of wonder, colour and magic.

Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00

Entrance fee: Free

Address: str. Mihai Eminescu 41/1

 

Zpațiu/ Zspace

An alternative space specifically dedicated to the independent art scene from Moldova. Every month they organise different exhibitions, installations and performances. Besides shows, they offer as well workshops and lectures with international artists. Zpațiu can be visited mostly when a show is on, so for that please check their Facebook events page.

Open: when a show/ exhibition is on

Entrance fee: Free

Address: str. Sciusev 103 (inside the Muzeul Zemstvei, turn right on the hall)