Museum of Modern Art
Baku’s Museum of Modern Art, conveniently located close to the city’s business hub, has a collection of over 800 pieces, most of which are avant-garde in nature and represent Azerbaijan’s brightest painters and sculptors of the last 70 years. Here, you can gaze at the works of artists such as Rasim Babayev, Ashraf Murad and Fazil Najafov, who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s with their paintings and sculptures inspired by the colours and climate of the Absheron. European masters of avant-garde such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall are also exhibited, together with works of Western realism. The building itself is contemporary and designed to be as open and spacious as possible. It also has a children’s art room, library, video room, restaurant and art café.