Formally history of art gallery begins on May, 18th, 1996 though long before its opening the spadework spent by sector of the fine arts of museum of local lore on studying and acquisition of funds was already conducted. The given work proceeds and today. Today the gallery possesses an interesting collection of multinational art of the people of Karachaevo-Circassia.
Graphically accurate, strictly geometrical volume of a building is perfectly entered in historical building, expressively looks from the various points of view.
The history of formation of collections of art gallery is in many respects typical for provincial museums. The meeting on the fine arts small was primary, entered into art section of museum of local lore and developed during all its history that in a consequence to become full branch of museum association