Russian Academy of Arts

  Ul. Prechistenka 19      (+7) 495 637 41 50     more than a year ago
It’s called the Russian Academy of Arts but informally known as the Tsereteli gallery as the building is stuffed full of the controversial Georgian artist's garish and wacky over-sized art works. Large paintings inspired by some of his idols Picasso, Van Gogh and Matisse feature strongly as well as the interior of a Tsereteli style over-the-top Russian Orthodox church. His famous sculptures are of course the major draw here. A scale model of his massive Peter the Great statue can be found next to his Columbus statue model which many claim after Columbus was never bought, are actually one and the same thing. The statues get steadily more amusing culminating in a very odd looking Princess Diana, Luzkhov playing football and tennis at the same time and a statue of Putin in judo mode. The huge central courtyard houses a very impressive big bronze apple that you can go inside and a whole city of characters that really have you wondering, where he gets all the time to do this. Temporary exhibitions can be found on the top floors.


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Open 12:00 - 20:00. Fri 12:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 100 - 300Rbl. Free entrance last Wed of month.


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