arts_culture_2011The government has gone to great lengths to showcase the colorful intricacies and artistry of the Kazakh people in dance, music, literature, sport, art and so many other forms of ancient and modern cultural expression. In experiencing them, you will find some common themes of tradition throughout the exhibitions themselves, as well as why a particular aspect of culture was chosen to be exhibited or memorialized. These traditions include respect for the elderly; patriotism to the motherland; honesty; and love for all mankind.

Following is a listing of fixed art exhibitions and venues to start with. The arts and entertainment landscape scene is still developing, as is virtually everything in young Astana. So ask around as new shows and exhibitions frequently come and go.