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“This one's the modern art museum, and a very good one at that”
Review of New Tretyakov

New Tretyakov
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Ranked #44 of 2,529 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New building of the Tretyakov Gallery at 10 Krymsky Val houses a unique museum exhibition of modern Russian art features works by Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and other 20th-century artists. In the same building there is the Central House of Artists, and around there is a Sculpture Park.
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Some of the reviews below seem to be confusing this Tretyakov gallery with the other one that's on Lavrushinsky Lane closer to the Kremlin. This one has only 20th century art, the other one has the icons and 19th century Russian paintings. The colllection of 20th century Russian art here is great, including Russian constructivists, which is my favorite part: there are some resconstructions of works by Tatlin that are remarkable. There's even Malevich's "Black Square". And there are other schools represented, such as Russian expressionists and cubists. For a contrast, the gallery also houses a large collection of early Soviet "social realist" art, and later Stalinist propagandistic painting. In the sculpture garden out back there is what I call a graveyard of fallen idols, sculptures of Soviet "heroes" that were removed from other public places after the fall of the USSR and put here for lack of anyplace better. For instance, there's a sculpture of Beria, founder of the KGB, which used to stand in Lubyanka square in front of the KGB (now FSB) building. The gallery is huge and it makes for an entertaining afternoon.

4  Thank JFawl
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Kandinsky is the man! This is the museum that houses his masterpiece! It is upstairs and it is breathtaking! I must say that this museum is full of artist most peope have never heard of. If you decide to go to ANY modern art museum in Russia you must FIRST read the book THE RUSSIAN EXPERIMENT IN ART. This is a priceless guidebook written by a young American woman in the sixties. She died an early death, but not before researching all of the great artists that you will see in this museum! A special bonus is my favorite artist....Filonov!!!!
Pavel Filonov has his special painting called SHIPS on the upper floor. You cannot miss this masterpiece. Filonov, by the way, starved to death at the seige of Leningrad. He refused to sell any of his paintings because he wanted them to be kept in Russia. He is just an amazing artist. So buy this book, find your way to GORKY PARK, cross the street, and you will find this wonderful musuem. Oh, if you want you can buy a nice subway sandwich at the entrance of Gorky park (a real U.S Subway sandwich shop), sit on a bench, drink a nice cool soft drink, and then make your way to this musuem that will light up your mind!!

3  Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

I liked seeing the classic Russian paintings and the versions of Ivan the Terrible. worth a visit for art lovers or anyone.

1  Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I liked the presentation of wonderful paintings and the technique . The building of the gallery is beautiful .

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

This was one of the few museums that had good quality English translation cards in each room. Very enjoyable

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