The exhibition ‘Pure Art’

The exhibition ‘Pure Art’
March 24, 2023 will see opening of the exhibition “Pure Art” at the National Art Museum. This is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the work of artists living in the psychoneurological dispensary No. 2 in Minsk. These people are creators from the heart and for the soul. Their works seem naive, sometimes a bit strange, yet at the same time fascinating and alluring.

Some of them lived a normal life, had a job, a family and children, but as a result of trauma, genetic disorder, infection, they found themselves in the confined environment of their illness. Some couldn't even finish a special school, while others can't read or write... But look at these cheerful colours and pure forms!

The exhibition was supplemented and diversified by the creative works of children with hearing impairments studying at the inclusive art school «Выше крыши»/”Above the Roof”. These little artists see the world in a special way and have a high visual intelligence.

I would like to note the general preference of both these kinds of artists for bright colours, contrasting textures and shapes, often invented or transferred from everyday life to the special world of art.

We often forget that very talented and strong people live beside us, people, who, despite their serious, incurable illness, strive to create in order to have a meaning in life, to be needed and to be of interest to other people. This exhibition is proof that people with mental and physical disabilities are very talented and sociable, that they are ready to share their perception of the world with all of us.

frequently asking questions

Where can I park an automobile?

The closest parking spot is along the Karl Marx Str. (paid parking)

Can I enter in the outdoor clothes?

No, it is not according to the museum rules. Please, leave it in the cloacroom. 

What should I leave in the cloakroom?

All oversized bags, backpacks and packages larger than 30x40x20 cm, as well as umbrellas, must be checked in to the cloakroom or left in the storage room. Bottles of water cannot be brought into the exposition, you can drink water in the lobby or museum cafe on the 1st floor.

Сan i enter the exposition with a baby stroller?

Yes, we welcome visitors in the 0+ age category.