Arty Moscow



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Moscow, by far the biggest city in Russia, has historically attracted creative types, who draw inspiration from the hustle and bustle, the imposing architecture and often oppressive political regime. Tolstoy, Pushkin and Rodchenko all made Moscow their home, as well as many unheralded dissident artists and writers. Make your trip to Russia unforgettable with this 5-day survey of the past, present and future in the world of Russian art and literature.

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Tolstoy Museum (Muzei L.N. Tolstogo)

Location:

Prechistinka Ulitsa, 11
119034 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 2190/ 7 495 246 9444
fax: 7 495 202 2190/ 7 495 246 9444


Skriabin House-Museum (Dom-Muzei Skriabina)

Location:

Bolshoi Nikolopeskovski pereulok, 11
121002 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 241 1901 / 7 495 241 1900
fax: 7 495 377 6648


Day 1 - Moscow


Get acquainted with the basics at the Russian Literature of the 20th Century Museum, celebrating the work of Gorky, Lermontov and Tolstoy, among others. The Soviet author Gorky lived and wrote in Moscow until falling out of favor with Stalin – visit his lavish house-museum in north-east Moscow. Next is Dostoyevsky’s digs, a dark apartment giving evidence of his gloomy tales. In the evening, dine at Arkhitektor, a restaurant on the former site of the Russian Architect’s union, followed by a show at the Theater of the School of Contemporary Drama, frequented by literary heavyweights in the 19th century.


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Russian Literature of the 20th century Museum (Muzei Russkoi Literatury 20-ogo veka)

Location:

Trubnikovskii Pereulok, 17
121069 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 945 202 4618


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Gorky House Museum (Dom-Muzei A.M.Gor'kogo)

Location:

6/2 Malaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa
121069 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 290 0535


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Dostoevskii Museum (Muzei Dostoevskogo)

Location:

Dostoevskogo Ulitsa, 2
103030 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 95 281 1085


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Arkhitektor (The Architect)

Location:

20 M. Nikitskaya Street
121069 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 290 3249/ 7 495 291 7738


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Theatre of the School of Contemporary Drama (Teatr Shkoly Sovremennoi P'ecy)

Location:

Neglinnaia Ulitsa, 29/14
127051 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 694 3087/ 7 495 694 0756
fax: 7 495 694 1021


Day 2 - Moscow


Start your day with the Tolstoy House Museum, where the rooms have been faithfully restored to look as they did when the Tolstoy family lived there. Then it’s on the apartment of Chekhov, where his manuscripts are on display. Spend the afternoon at the Central House of Artists, with a rotating exhibit of modern art. Outside there’s an art market where you can take home your own piece of history. Get fancied up, because dinner is at Pushkin, the town favorite restaurant with historical recipes and an impeccable 19th century décor.


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Tolstoi House-Museum (Muzei-Usad'ba L.N. Tolstogo)

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Location:

L'va Tolstogo Ulitsa, 21
Khamovniki
119021 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 95 246 9444
fax: 7 95 246 9444


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Chekhov House-Museum (Dom-Muzei A.P. Chekhova)

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Location:

Sadovo-Kudrinskaia Ulitsa, 6
103001 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 291 6154


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Central House of Artists (Tsentral'nyi Dom Khudozhnikov)

Location:

Krymskii Val, 10
119049 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 238 9634 / 7 495 238 9843/ 7 495 330 1782


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Pushkin

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Location:

Tverskoi bul'var, 26a
125009 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 787 5590/ 7 495 229 9411


Day 3 - Moscow


Love the matryoshka? The Museum of Decorative Folk Arts has that and other quaint items from Russia’s long history of folk art. Next, lose yourself in the Tretyakov Gallery, a massive state collection of domestic art before the 20th century. There’s so much on display here, from icons to Impressionists, that one afternoon will hardly do it justice. Head back into the center of down to catch the Modern Art Museum, featuring 20th century art, and Art4.ru, a cutting-edge contemporary art gallery which stays open late on weekend nights and serves alcohol.


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Museum of Decorative and Folk Arts (Muzei Dekorativno-Prikladnogo i Narodnogo Iskusstva)

Location:

Delegatskaia ulitsa, 3
127473 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 609 0167


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Tretiakov Gallery (Tret'iakovskaia Galereia)

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Location:

Lavrushinskii pereulok, 10
119017 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 953 5223
fax: +7 495 953 1051


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Modern Art Museum (Muzei Sovremennogo Iskusstva)

Location:

Petrovka Ulitsa, 25, building 1
107031 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 694 2890/ 7 495 231 4408


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Art 4.RU

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Location:

4, Hlinovsky tupik
125009 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 660 1158


Day 4 - Moscow


First head to the Manezh in Red Square, which typically hosts an exhibition of modern art, then continue on to the Lermontov House Museum, once occupied by the famous Russian poet. At the Pushkin Drama Theater, catch a matinee of a classic Russian play before heading off to dinner at Praga, a lush restaurant beloved by turn-of-the-century intelligentsia.


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Manege (Manezh)

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Location:

Manezhnaia Ploshchad', 1
103009 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 698 1660


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Lermontov House Museum

Location:

2 Malaya Molchanovka
121 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 95 291 5298
fax: 7 95 291 5996


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Pushkin Drama Theatre (Dramaticheskii Teatr imeni A.S. Pushkina)

Location:

Tverskoi bulvar', 23
103104 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 203 8582


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Praga (Prague)

Location:

Arbat Ulitsa, 2/1
119019 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 290 6171
fax: 7 495 290 6530


Day 5 - Moscow


As Moscow’s most famous poet, Pushkin gets his due on the last day of your trip. Visit his home-museum on Arbat, then drop by the church he married child bride Natalia Gonchareva. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has his name, but it’s actually a collection of foreign art second only to the Hermitage. The Marat Guelman Gallery of provocative contemporary art will be your final stop before dinner at Nostalgie, a romantic “art club” with live music.


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Pushkin Museum on the Arbat (Muzei-Kvartira A.S. Pushkina na Arbate)

Location:

Ulitsa Arbat, 53
119002 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 241 9295
fax: 7 95 241 4212


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Church of the Great Ascension (Tserkov' Bolshogo Vosneseniia)

Location:

Bol'shaia Nikitskaia Ulitsa, 36
121069 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 290 5936


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Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (The)

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Location:

12 Volkhonka
121019 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 203 7998


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Marat Guelman Gallery

Location:

Malaia Polianka Ulitsa, 7/7, building 5
Building 5
119180 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 238 8492 / 7 495 238 2783
fax: 7 95 238 4040


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Art-Club Nostalgie

Location:

Chistoprudnyi bul'var 12a
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 916 9478/ 7 495 925 7625
fax: 7 495 956 9130


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