The Museum of Modern Art - one of the youngest to date museum structures in Belarus. It was created by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 704 of June 13, 1997 In September of that year, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus was appointed director of the museum Sharangovich Vasily Petrovich. People's Artist of Belarus, Professor VP Sharangovich for several generations of Belarusian artists - a teacher, head of the Alma Mater. For many years he headed the department of graphics, and later - the rector of the Belarusian State Theatre and Art Institute, now the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. In the areas referred to pr.F.Skoriny, 47 till May 1998 was completed repairs. Opening of the exhibition halls on 18 May of that year, and the first exhibition, entitled "New Collection" has begun an active exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art.