Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art

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Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art
Музей західного і східного мистецтва
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LocationPushkinska Street, Odessa
Coordinates46°28′58″N 30°44′36″E / 46.48269°N 30.74346°E / 46.48269; 30.74346

Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art is a museum of Fine Arts on Pushkin street in Odessa, Ukraine.[1][2]


The museum was founded in 1923 and it is housed in a palace that was constructed between 1856 and 1858 to a design by the architect L.Otton. The museum's collection was created from previously private collections that were augmented by artefacts from the City Museum of Fine Arts and University of Odessa.[3]

The museum has a large collection, not all of which is on show, including works by Caravaggio, Gerard David, Jan van Scorel, Rubens, Abraham Bloemaert, Frans Hals, and others. Its storerooms became known when two tronies by the painter Frans Hals were discovered languishing there in 1958 by Irina Linnik, who recognized them as the lost paintings by Hals of the evangelists Luke and Matthew.[4] These two were once part of a foursome described in 18th-century auction documents. She traced their history back to the 17th century, and after her work was published in 1959, the other two of John and Mark were also rediscovered.


  1. ^ Codart
  2. ^ Museums of Odessa, Discover Odessa.
  3. ^ Odessa Museum, retrieved 13 December 2014
  4. ^ Article from the Pushkin Museum of Art, published in Courant 11, Codart, 2006

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]