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“Nice museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karakalpakstan Museum of Art

Karakalpakstan Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Nukus
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Turin, Italy
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The museum is very nice. There three sections concerning archeology of Karakalpakstan, applied arts and fine arts. All the sections are worth to be visited but surely the museum is known for the fine art section. There are some beautiful works from Uzbek and Russian Artists. The main attractiveness of the museum is surely related with its history and establishment and it is surely worth to visit and celebrate Igor Savinsky's vision.
In my opinion, it is not worth to visit Nukus only for the museum. Karakalpakstan is a very interesting cultural/environmental place and Savinsky museum is a optimal visit to do in a more complex itinerary.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

A surprise in the middle of Karakalpakstan and Nukus! Really worth a visit when you're in Nukus!! Their collection isn't what you would expact here.

Visited July 2012
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“Hidden gem for art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

The Karakalpakstan Museum of Art houses the Savitsky Collection, as well as many other less remarkable exhibits. This is the world's second largest collection of Russian avant garde art after St. Petersburg.
Savitsky was a Russian artist shunned by the Soviet authorities from the 1930-s onwards, who started collecting the drawings and paintings of similarly banished artists in Central Asia, Russia and including those of the Uzbek school, and, during the late-1950s/early-1960s, those of the Russian avant garde which the Soviet authorities were destroying. Presently the museum also houses the works of contemporary Uzbek and Karakalpak artists.

The Museum may be one of the few places in the world where Russian avant garde art hangs alongside that of Socialist Realism. It demonstrates beautifully how artists left to themselves, isolated from Western schools and interchange of ideas, nonetheless developed styles very original and yet quite similar to those to be found in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere.
Well worth a major detour - we travelled 120 kms from Khiva to see it, and it was worth every minute of it.
The museum cafe is very hospitable if not luxurious, so you don't have to go into town if you don't want to.

Visited April 2012
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