Russian art through the centuries-Tretyakov Art Gallery and Museon Art Park

Cultural & Theme Tours in Russia

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Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a fantastic day dedicated to the the miracle called Russian Art. To understand it better first we invite you to The State Tretyakov Gallery!For most Westerners, Russian art is something of a closed book up until the 20th century and the appearance of giants such as Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich. The Tretyakov gives you the chance to discover the rich tradition from which these great artists sprang onto the world stage.Than you will have a short Metro ride to see another amazing place the Museon Art Park.Museon Park of arts is a unique museum under the open sky having a collection of not less than 700 sculptures of Soviet and Russian sculptors. It is equipped with a cinema-theater & music stage. It’s one of the favorite Muscovites “day out” places full of life and live entertainments.After the excursion your guide will give you a tips how to reach your hotel.
The State Tretyakov Gallery Founded in the middle of the 19th century nowadays the museum displays one of the largest, most significant and broadest collections of Russian fine art and icons in the world. Pavel Tretyakov, the founder of the museum opened his private gallery to the public in 1881 and the entrance was free of charge. As the collection grew bigger the architects rebuilt the house several times in order to accommodate all the paintings. The official opening of new museum took place on August 15th, 1893. In 1918 the Tretyakov gallery was nationalized and became the property of the Russian Federative Soviet Republic and received the name of "The State Tretyakov Gallery". The Soviet government gave many paintings and collections, nationalized during the revolution, to the museum. The gallery has 62 rooms and 100,000 works charting the development of Russian painting from the 10th to the end of the 19th Century.   Museon Art Park This fascinating park is the final resting place for the many Soviet statues evicted from Russia’s parks and squares following the collapse of Communism. Founded in 1992, the park has been accumulating monuments for over 20 years, and today its collection comprises more than 700 sculptures, including some notable pieces by Vera Mukhina, Ivan Shadr, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Yevgeny Chubarov and a number of other contemporary sculptors. Highlights include the huge steel sculpture of the Soviet world, innumerable giant pedestal-less Lenins, monuments to the Red Army, and a de-nosed Stalin. In 2013 the Krymskaya embankment became a pedestrian zone and part of the Muzeon park. Comfortable benches, a fountain, bicycle-hire and a cafe have transformed this place into a year-round hangout for young and old.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
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