Modern Museum

Volga Region

Modest but interesting museum dedicated to art nouveau architecture and design, which set the style tone for the city's wealthy residents in the early years of the 20th century. The setting is the central villa of the Kurlina family. Visitors take a peek into the family's living and dining rooms as well Lady Kurlina's boudoir and a couple of other rooms.

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