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Museum of Pictorial Culture

23/10/2019 - 23/02/2020

Image: D.P. Shterenberg. Table with sugar bowl (Cubist textured etude). Late 1910-th. Tretyakov Gallery

2019 will mark 100 years since the implementation of the unique museum project of Soviet Russia – the creation of the Museum of Pictorial Culture, the first museum of contemporary art in our country.

The creation of its concept, its development and organization was contributed by the leading artists of its time: Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, David Shterenberg, Vladimir Tatlin, Aleksandr Drevin. The Museum was a branch of the Tretyakov Gallery from 1924 to 1929. The works that were part of its main collection – Black Square (1915) by Kazimir Malevich, Composition VII (1913) by Wassily Kandinsky, The Violin (1915) by Lybov Popova, Soldier (1911) by Mikhail Larionov and others – today adorn the permanent exhibition of the New Tretyakov Gallery.


New Tretyakov
Krymsky Val, 10
Moscow, Russian Federation
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