About Sights – Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum in Mirzaani

Niko_Pirosmani_1916Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) is considered to be one of Georgia’s greatest artists.

Born in the village of Mirzaani in the Kakheti region, he taught himself to paint but it was only after his death in 1918 that his naive style became admired.

The Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum was established in Pirosmani’s home village of Mirzaani in 1960 and includes his family house and an exhibition hall displaying some of the artist’s original works and personal belongings.

Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum in Mirzaani

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The museum includes a collection of old handmade kilim carpets, one of which was woven by the artist’s mother.

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How to get there? The museum is located in the village of Mirzaani in Dedoplistskaro Municipality in Kakheti region. It is approximately 135 km from Tbilisi. Minibus: Tbilisi-Zemo Machkhaani- Mirzaani.

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When is it open? Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00, every day except Mondays.

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Photos of the museum courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.

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