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New Tretyakov Gallery

From Russian avant-garde gems to young talent exhibitions

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The branch of the State Tretyakov Gallery specializing in the Soviet and Russian art of the 20th and 21st centuries offers masterpieces by Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Filonov, Niko Pirosmani, Marc Chagall, and many others.

The Soviet modernism structure designed by famous architects Yuri Sheverdyaev and Nikolai Sukoyan was built in 1983. Currently, it sits on the premises of the state-of-the-art Muzeon Park of Arts featuring an exposition of Soviet sculptures. Following the 2016 revamp of the New Tretyakov Gallery, a courtyard with a fountain and an amphitheater for public events were added to provide space for lectures and music programs.

Over the past decade, the gallery has hosted exhibitions of the works by Isaac Levitan, Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Larionov, Edvard Munch, Ilya Repin, and Vasily Polenov. Besides, the museum presented several projects on the avant-garde artists: "The Thaw," "A Certain 1917," and "Avant-Garde: List #1."

People were standing in line for many a long hour to visit the exhibitions. Today, tickets to the New Tretyakov Gallery are available online and feature a time gap for your visit.

The exposition starts with the art of the 1900s and broken down by sections: Abstract, Kinetic Art and Optical Art, Mysticism and Surrealism, New Realism, Pop Art, Minimalism and Post-Art Abstraction, Soviet Pop Art, Conceptualism, etc. This layout is designed to help you navigate the world of contemporary art and its movements.

The museum also runs creative workshops on painting, graphic art, multimedia, and sculpture for adults and kids aged 4+.

Please note that you had better schedule an early visit, as the New Tretyakov Gallery officials announced planned reconstruction works and a temporary closure between 2023 and 2027 or 2028.

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