Sergei Parajanov Museum
The Sergey Parajanov Museum is a tribute to one of the greatest and most bizarre figures of 20th century world cinema.
Sergey Parajanov was a Soviet film director and artist of Armenian descent who made significant contributions to Soviet cinematography. He invented his own cinematic style, which totally deviated from the guiding principles of socialist realism (the only sanctioned art style in the USSR). This, combined with his controversial lifestyle and behavior, led Soviet authorities to repeatedly persecute and imprison him, and suppress his films.
Located in Yerevan, the museum’s collection includes installations, collages, assemblages, drawings, dolls, and hats made by Parajanov. The museum also displays unpublished screenplays, librettos, and various artworks that Parajanov created while imprisoned.