Moscow modern art
Touristic routes in Moscow lead you to the classic places like the Kremlin, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and Tretyakov gallery. Of course, those spots are must see and no way you should avoid them. No doubt that nowadays tourists are also interested in the modern art: contemporary exhibitions, electronic music, graffiti, light performances. Luckily Moscow has things to show. In recent years plenty of museums of contemporary art and clusters appeared in the capital. Let’s have a walk around them?
There are several spots in Moscow, which are oversaturated by modern art, but as the city is really big, they are unfortunately not accessible by feet, so feel free to use metro each time you wanna move from one spot to another.
1) Area of Gorki Park and Muzeon Park
Gorki and Muzeon Parks are the center of youth culture and leisure in Moscow (mostly in summer).Here two huge modern art museums are situated. First is a new Tretyakov Gallery (more 20th century art) and the GARAGE museum in Gorki Park. Muzeon also has a permanent sculpture exposition, which you of course can fully enjoy in summer time. From time to time Gorki Park also hosts different cultural events. Guess when? … Exactly, in summer!
Oktybrskaya (orange line and circle line)
Park Kultury (red line and circle line)
2) Kropotkinskaya district
The metro station of Kropotkinskaya is surrounded by plenty of museums. This is so called “Art district” of Moscow. There, are located the Pushkin Art museum, Glazunov gallery, Percov house and many more. But not only classical museums fill this area, on three sides of it three really important for Russian modern art museums are situated .
First one is Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM). À key museum in the field of modern art. It is not only an exhibition building, but also study and research platform.
16, Ostozhenka street
Second is the center of photography of Lumiere Brothers. This modern art museum is located in the party center of Moscow – Krasny Oktyabr. It takes some time to get there, but on your way, you will pass by very picturesque sights as Saint Savior Cathedral and Patriarchy bridge. The hall always hosts very interesting exhibitions, that are worth to go.
3, Bolotnaya embankment
And last but not the least the main building of Modern Art Museum of Moscow (MМOMA). The buildings of this museum are also near the Patriarchy Ponds and Tverskoy Boulevard, but the main one is here on Gogolevsky Boulevard. The exposition of this museum is very often becoming a scandal. But scandals are the most attractive, aren’t them?
10, Gogolevsky boulevard
3) Kurskaya district
In the 90s, Kurskaya was an ugly area with railway station, homeless people and factories. But since late 2000s the situation has absolutely changed. Moscow government gave this area for the artists and designers, so now old factories turned to art clusters and homeless people replaced by hipsters. So, several places you must visit:
Artplay – art and design cluster situated 7 minutes walking from Kurskaya metro station. There you may find: design boutiques, cool cafes of vegan food or burgers, British Higher school of Art and Design, which organizes plenty of exhibitions of its students, art galleries.
Vinzavod – old wine factory which now hosts the show rooms, design boutiques and plenty of exhibitions.
Pluton – new place on the map of modern art lovers. The place isn’t fully renovated yet, but there is one of the best techno clubs in Moscow.
ARMA – this place is situated on the other side of Kurskaya station from the ones mentioned above. The area of old manufacture now looks like an urban heaven. A lot of showrooms, clubs, galleries and modern theaters are taking place there. So, don’t miss a chance to visit it to enjoy Moscow with its casual lifestyle.
Here are our tips for you! Enjoy Moscow!