MOSCOW IN DETAIL.
TRAVEL ENCYCLOPAEDIA

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Art museums and galleries

Tretyakov Gallery

The museum presents 130,000 works of Russian art. Exhibits dating from the 11th century to the beginning of the 20th century - including medieval icons and mosaics - are presented at the gallery’s historical premises. The new building houses later artworks. Admirers mostly note the Trinity icon by Andrey Rublev, Apotheosis of War by Vasily Vereshchagin, Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky and the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich. Certainly, other artworks deserve hours of attention.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Ticket price: RUR 500 or RUR 800 for both old and new galleries.

Tretyakov GalleryThe new Tretyakov Gallery building is not an architectural masterpiece. Museon open-air museum is behind the gallery.

Old gallery: 10 Lavrushensky Pereulok

Metro Tretyakovskaya (line 6, orange or line 8, yellow.)

New gallery: 10, Krymsky Val

Metro (metro Park Kultury (line 1, red or line 5 brown) or Oktyabrskaya (line 5 brown or line 6, orange.)

https://www.tretyakovgallery.ru/en/

 

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The museum holds one of the world’s largest collections of European artworks dating back from the times of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including outstanding assemblages of Italian Renaissance, Dutch Golden Age as well as Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The museum is also a frequent venue for interesting temporary exhibitions and music festivals.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Ticket prices: form RUR 300

12 Volkhonka Street

Metro Kropotkinskaya (line 1, red.)

http://www.arts-museum.ru/index.php?lang=en

 

Manege Central Exhibition Hall

The Moscow Manege built in 1817 for military exercises now hosts temporary exhibitions, fairs and concerts. See the Manege’s website for schedules.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: noon – 10.00 p.m., closed on Monday.

Ticket prices depend on events.

1 Manezhnaya Square

Metro Okhotny Ryad or Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (both line 1, red.)

http://moscowmanege.ru/en/

 

Museon Park

This open-air museum – also known as the museum of fallen monuments - presents over 1,000 sculptures, mostly of the socialist realism period. Despite their evident political bias, many works also have certain artistic value. The park also hosts an open-air theatre – a venue for trendy performances and music festivals.

Opening hours: daily 8.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. in summer, 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. in winter.

Free admission.

2 Krymsky Val, behind Tretyakov Gallery new building

Metro Park Kultury (line 1, red or line 5 brown) or Oktyabrskaya (line 5 brown or line 6, orange.)

http://park-gorkogo.com/en/muzeon

 

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Conceived as a gallery of contemporary culture in its international context, now Garage is “globally recognised as a significant institution which not only presents culture but also creates it,” Dasha Zhukova, a cofounder of the museum says. Possibly, it is the most important Moscow’s venue for contemporary art exhibitions and studies with a good bookstore, a public library and a trendy cafe.

Opening hours: daily, 11.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Ticket price: RUR 500, free on Fridays from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

9, building 32 Krymsky Val

Metro Park Kultury (line 1, red or line 5 brown) or Oktyabrskaya (line 5 brown or line 6, orange.)

http://garagemca.org/en/about

 

Vinzavod

A former winery in central Moscow houses contemporary art exhibitions, including street art and public art works. The museum also runs educational projects and offers artworks for sale.

Opening hours: daily except Monday, noon – 10.00 p.m.

Free admission except certain exhibitions and events.

4 Syromyatnichesky Pereulok Syromyatnichesky Pereulok

Metro Kurskaya (line 3, navy blue or line 5, brown) or Chkalovskaya (line 10, bright green.)

http://old.winzavod.ru/eng/

 

Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art

The museum bears the name of Andrey Rublev, a famous Russian icon painter of the 15th century. Medieval icons and frescoes constitute the most important part of the collection. Visiting the museum is a good opportunity to see the Andronikov Monastery with its Church of the Holy Mandylion, the oldest building in Moscow, which acquired its present appearance between 1420 and 1425.

Opening times: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 6.00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Closed on Wednesday.

Ticket price: RUR 400. Free for children under 16.

10 Andronikovskaya Ploshad

Metro Ploshd Ilicha (line 8, yellow.)

 

Ilya Glazunov Gallery

Portraits of royalty, top politicians and celebrities are among Ilya Glazunov's strongpoints. He is also renowned for his monumental paintings, theatre scenery and book illustrations.

Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m., Thursday – from 11.00 a.m. - 09.00 p.m., closed on Monday.

Ticket price: RUR 150. Free admission on the third Sunday of each month.

13 Volkhonka Street

Metro Kropotkinskaya, (line 1, red.)

http://glazunov.ru/en

 

Alexandr Shilov Gallery

The gallery presents photographically true portraits including those of the Soviet Union’s and Russia’s political leaders and astronauts. Malicious tongues say Mr. Shilov had never seen many of the people he painted, nevertheless, many people admire his works.

Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m., Thursday – from 11.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m., closed on Monday.

Ticket price: adults – RUR 200.00, children under 17 – RUR 80.00. Free admission on the third Sunday of each month

3 Znamenka Street

Metro Kropotkinskaya, (line 1 red.)

 

 

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