Based in three locations, this building is the main hub of the MMOMA and its great garden of witty sculptures by Tsereteli (Moscow's contemporary art guardian and self-promoter) offers an impressive introduction to the contemporary Moscow art scene on the way in. The museum's aim is to preserve Russia's avant-garde tradition and they are constantly adding to their collection of Malevichs, Filonovs and the like. Moving closer to the present day the permanent collection also carries much non-conformist art from the late Soviet period, as well as new stars of the Russian art scene. Most of the museum space is taken up by exhibits from new Russian artists, as well as regular exhibits from non-Russian contemporary artists. Other exhibition halls at Ermolaevsky per. 17 (metro Mayakovskaya), Tverskoy bul. 9 (Pushkinskaya), Gogolevsky bul. 10 (Kropotkinskaya), Bol. Gruzinskaya 15 (Barrikadnaya).