The Museum basis - is the collection of the best works of painting and sculpture of Azerbaijani avant-garde from the 2nd half of the 20th century up to now. The collection of paintings and sculptures reflects aspiration, strivings and freedom of human soul. In accordance with world art wholeness the Museum also exhibits the works of art of European classics, as well as the masterpieces of the Western avant-gardists: Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali are presented from private collections. Also the collection of Azerbaijan classics of figurative art in this period is presented, they are: Tahir Salahov, Sattar Bahlulzadeh, Mikail Abdullayev, Huseyn Aliyev, Taghi Taghiyev, Nadir Abdurrahmanov, Elmira Shahtakhtinskaya, Nadir Qasimov, Oqtay Sadiqzadeh, Tokay Mammadov, Toghrul Narimanbekov, Omar Eldarov and many others. As an example of the creative beginning the children’s fine arts are presented in the Museum. The art-café and restaurant, included in Museum structure, continue an exposition of avant-gardists artists. Also there is a bookstore on fine art and architecture, exhibition hall, art gallery and video hall.
The Azerbaijan avant-garde is a vivid and viable phenomenon. Together with the world artists Azerbaijan painters interpret World Art heritage, letting it through their vision of modern pace of life, being inspired by the rhythms of present time, revealing the energy of space and encirclement, apprehending the new and unidentified by intuition, professionally removing all barriers and cliché, - each of them creates an individual aesthetic reality. The main idea of creativity initially assumes the freedom of self-expression; it’s out of standards and conjuncture.
Avant-garde has always been a way to spiritual freedom and new horizons, a contact with the energy of eternity, a new quest in the depth of our abilities, it is our mood, warmth and humaneness, fears and hopes, our endless fantasy. It is an infinite expressiveness of free forms, inexhaustible means of abstract self-sufficiency of lines and pictorial color spots which render images. It is deeply emotional world harmony concealed by outer forms of images. This is the very art that is presented in the permanent museum exposition, which includes the works of such painters like: Rasim Babayev, Ashraf Murad, Gennadi Brijatyuk, Fazil Najafov, Mammed Mustafayev, Agha Ousseinov, Ali Ibadullayev, Mirnadir Zeynalov, Fuad Salayev, Farkhad Khalilov, Darvin Velibekov, Eldar Mammadov, Mikail Abdurrahmanov, Museib Amirov, Mahmud Rustamov, Husein Hagverdi, Eliyar Alimirzayev, Rashad Babayev, Altai Sadiqzadeh and others.