Institute of Russian Realist Art

  Ul. Derbenevskaya 7, bldg. 31      (+7) 495 276 12 12     more than a year ago
If you are a fan of realist art and haven’t yet exhausted your interest with a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, then it is well worth making the trek down here to see Russia’s single largest private collection of realist art. Located in a former cotton print factory the massive collection spreads over four floors. There are great examples of the huge scale classic Soviet realism of Stalin’s time featuring works by masters of the genre such as Deneika and Serov, collections inspired by Cubism as well as new themes of despair, poverty and decay brought up by perestroika and the fall of communism. There is a free shuttle bus from the metro, otherwise it is about a 20 minute walk past. Once you reach the former factory complex, keep following the logo until you reach building 31.


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Open 11:00 - 20:00, Thu 12:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 150 - 300Rbl. Free admission the first Tue and the last Sat of the month.


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This museum greatly exceeded my expectations. Similar to the New Tretyakov, the facility was spectacular, the exhibits beautifully done and the staff was very friendly. The museum had excellent publications with pictures of the temporary exhibitions. A little hard to find and quite a walk from the Paveletskaya metro. There does not seem to be a shuttle any longer. Take a guide with you and hire a car or let your guide hire a taxi. You do not want to be tired when you arrive !!! Nice coffee bar for mid-tour R&R also.
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