The State Art Museum of Kazakhstan
The museum was founded in 1976 by combining the collections of the Kazakh State Art Gallery named after T.G. Shevchenko and the Museum of Applied Folk Art of Kazakhstan. Since then, the museum has been housed in a modern building, and in 1983 it was named after the prominent Kazakh artist Abilkhan Kasteev.
The State Art Museum of Kazakhstan has an impressive European exposition that includes works by masters from various countries such as Italy, France, Holland, Germany and England. The exhibits include the works of many famous artists and sculptors. A large part of the museum's exhibits consists of collections of fine and applied arts of Kazakhstan. The museum has a large collection of felt and pile carpets, leather and wood products. There is also the largest collection of paintings, sculptures and graphics by Kazakh masters.