MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
''Aguletsi'' Museum and Art Café
Armenian painter, ethnographer, and Honored Cultural Worker of Armenia
Lusik Aguletsi, a well-known artist, cultural figure, and collector, along with her husband, sculptor Yuri Samvelyan, transformed their family home into a unique cultural hub where everyone feels at home. Early on, Lusik Aguletsi had the idea to turn their home into a museum, that would warmly receive visitors. Students, local art lovers, and visitors from around the world came to the museum and enjoyed the warm hospitality.
In 2013, they established the "Aguletsi" Ethnographic, Cultural, Creative, and Educational Foundation, which continued to welcome guests. Later, in 2019, they officially opened the "Aguletsi" House-Museum and Art Café.
Lusik Aguletsi's collection is a remarkable blend of diverse cultures and historical periods. The museum showcases exhibits representing the cultural heritage of Armenians and various peoples from different regions, reflecting their daily lives. Remarkably, all artifacts were sourced from Armenian families, illustrating Lusik Aguletsi's commitment to preserving and revitalizing cultural gems.
Throughout the years, Lusik Aguletsi saved and restored many cultural objects, like old items, furniture, pottery, carpets, books, and jewelry, ensuring they were not forgotten. She also helped establish a culture of traditional costumes, building an extensive collection that reflects the festive cultures, something very special in Armenia.
The exhibition titled "Generations" holds great value, presenting five generations of creators within the family. This was the inspiration for transforming their residence into a beloved museum.
The museum attracts a wide audience, including schoolchildren, students, and foreign visitors, who participate in masterclasses and various educational programs. The doors of this house have always been open to guests, ensuring that no one leaves without experiencing a warm welcome.