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This contemporary art gallery is known as one of the best privately owned galleries in Moscow. It is located in the cultural heart of Moscow. The gallery's collection contains nearly 1,000 unique pieces of art. Many of Moscow's young and successful artists got their first shot at the limelight at this gallery. In keeping with the experimental feel of the gallery, primitivism, abstractionist and postmodernist works feature prominently.
The Museum of Private Collections was opened in 1985 and includes 12 private collections from the 16th-20th century Russia as well as pieces of Western fine art. The main exhibition consists of the Ilia Zhilberstein (founder of the museum) collection of 2000 paintings and graphic art. The most interesting exhibition pieces are paintings of famous Russian artists like Vrubel, Serov and Goncharova. As well as Benois' illustrations, well-known poems of Pushkin, works of Klodt. The museum also contains rare works of French sculptures and more than 70 Russian icons.
On January 14 1997, Alexander Shilov presented 300 of his works to the city of Moscow, a contribution which still forms the basis of this museum. Shilov was born in 1943; in 1973, he graduated from the Moscow Surikov Art Institute. He became known in the 1970s after his works graced the walls of some prestigious Moscow exhibitions. The gallery is located in the historical quarter of Moscow, in a 19th-century house built by the famous Russian architect Tiurin.
Ideally located right in the heart of Moscow, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has the second largest collection of foreign art in Russia. And if that is not impressive enough then this place boasts of an wide collection ranging from Roman antiquities to canvasses by Gauguin. Built in 1912 by the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva's father, the museum's collection is said to be so large that it would be impossible to explore everything in a day.
Nikolai Rerikh was an artist and theorist with a passion for Eastern philosophy and culture, a passion which took him on extensive travels around Central Asia and the Himalayas. The gallery doubles up as a conference and concert venue and is located in a 17th-19th century building which formerly belonged to the estate of the Lopukhin nobles. There's a hundred-seat concert hall inside which holds occasional classical music concerts, including performances by Russian ensembles and groups from the US, Sweden and India.
Found in the heart of Moscow, Triumph Gallery is home to some striking works of art by the region's established as well as emerging artists. Set up by Dmitry Khankin and Emelyan Zakharov in the year 2006, the gallery's focus remains contemporary art masterpieces and creations by international and noted Russian painters. Triumph collaborates with several renowned art virtuosos like Alexander Vinogradov, Vladimir Dubossarksy and Alexei Beliayev-Guintovt, among others. It also provides a great platform to debutante artists to showcase their works to a large audience.
The search for a site with one of the largest collections of Old Russian Art ends at The Private Museum of Russian Icon. The stately museum was founded in 2006 by Mikhail Abramov, and also features an enviable collection pertaining to Byzantine art. The site houses almost 4000 pieces of work and is hailed as a premier art museum of Moscow. This place is affiliated with the International Council of Museums.