About Artem M
Lives in Moscow, Russia
Since Jan 2015
25-34 year old male
I am a passionate traveller, snowboarder and explorer of hidden gems in different locations. I live and work in Moscow but travel a lot with my girlfriend, together we've just finished a car trip around Europe and that was quite a route! Also I am a big fan of Saint Petersburg and at any given opportunity I go there(especially for white nights)! My plan for the coming year is to explore Asia! Would be grateful for advice!
Art Galleries, Art Museums
Military Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
Art Museums, Art Galleries, Specialty Museums
Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
A hip place and a favorite among young Muscovites and families with children, this museum is as famous for its educational programs and kids' activities, as it is for its art exhibits. I strongly recommend visiting here during summer when, after soaking up some art inside the pavilion, you can enjoy a glass of cold bubbly fizz outside on the lawn under huge artificial mushrooms (which are in fact simply architectural structures).
The most digitalized and interactive museum in the city — the exhibitions here capture you from the moment you enter, and continue to lead you through centuries of Jewish history. Almost every corner of the museum is filled with touchscreen or responsive installations, making it a great place to explore for visitors of all ages. Plus, an interesting fact to note is that the building was constructed by the famous constructivist architect, Konstantin Melnikov, and was once a bus garage!
All school kids in Moscow are obliged to visit the Tretyakov Gallery at least once during their education, and it is an equally iconic place for tourists visiting the city. The museum collection is the result of the lifelong passion of private collector, Pavel Tretyakov, a 19th century Russian entrepreneur who bought directly from his contemporaries. I guarantee that the St. Trinity or the Vladimir Mother of God by Andrey Rublev won't leave you indifferent!
The Krymsky Val branch of the Tretyakov Gallery focuses on 20th century art, and its permanent collection provides a great, easy-to-follow historical timeline — you can clearly trace how the avant-garde style was gradually replaced with social realism over the century. The sculpture garden, surrounding the building, is also well worth a look.
This museum was named after Emperor Alexander III, who unfortunately never saw it finished. While it started out life as a university museum specializing in ancient sculptures and artifacts, later two new wings were opened — a building devoted to private collections and a separate space for Impressionism and Modern art — making it the true Fine Arts gem that it is today.
The Multimedia Art Museum is the number one museum for photography and multimedia art in Moscow. Although the interior architecture of this venue might resemble the Guggenheim in New York, this spot has a distinctly more visitor-friendly environment. The exhibitions here are of exceptional quality, varying from the Pirelli Calendar to the private collection of Damien Hirst, and I strongly recommend you visit!
This dark room in the heart of the Kremlin is filled with diamonds, both historical and modern. While most of the precious stone collection — funded and formerly protected by Peter the Great — was kept in St. Petersburg in the Winter palace, it was evacuated to the Moscow Kremlin during World War I, and came to light only in 1967.
Bunker-42 was built in the 1950s to protect the population from nuclear bomb attacks. It lies 65 meters below the surface and stretches across an area of over 7000 square meters. Not yet intrigued? A tour here includes a simulated bomb attack (which you won't ever forget!), plus the unique chance to see formerly secret films and papers, as well as an interesting exhibition about the Caribbean crisis.
While the Moscow Museum of Modern Art has several buildings scattered across the city, the one on Petrovka is a good choice for its annual exhibitions of Russian modern and contemporary art. The building itself also has an interesting history, having been a mansion, a gymnasium, and a hospital in its former lives.
The very first example of a Russian wine factory now houses Moscow's creative center for contemporary art: Vinzavod Modern Art Centre. The interior of this historical building is divided according to its original red-brick manufacturing halls, and features a mix of commercial galleries, art shops, book shops and cafes.
If you'd like to explore the origins of Russian artistic styles (including avant-garde), then this is the place for you. Plus, any interior design lovers or shopaholics are sure to enjoy the collection here too. Each of the beautifully detailed objects on view — whether it's a clay Dymkovo toy, a paper mache lacquer box, or an early Soviet porcelain piece — are likely to capture your attention for hours. A truly inspirational place!
This building — the former private home of famous architect, Konstantin Melnikov — was designed with a honeycomb as its prototype, and the windows are also hexagonal cells. The interior is pure yet very cleverly organized, the original furniture was created by the owner himself, and the iconic structure is the only surviving example of private housing from the 1920s.