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Kasteev's Museum of Arts

The State Museum of Arts named after a prominent Kazakh artist Abylkhan Kasteev was opened in 1976. Most of its reserves were formed in the 1930's through donations of exhibits from the Hermitage (St. Petersburg) and Tretiakov Gallery (Moscow) to the then Shevchenko's Gallery in Alma-Ata. The Museum features the traditional, modern and contemporary art of Kazakhstan, other Central Asian and CIS countries, and has exhibits of 19th and 20th century French and Italian art. The museum has a souvenir shop which has Kazakh and Russian art products (jewelry, paintings, etc.) for sale and a batik shop. There is also an arts school for children at the museum, entered from the foyer.
Ticket prices: 80 tenge (adults); 50 tenge (children and students). The Museum arranges tours with English-speaking guides. 1,440 tenge for a tour of the entire museum; 720 tenge for tours of individual exhibition halls. For a full list of museums in Almaty go to Museums & Galleries, for all current exhibitions see Exhibitions.
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