The Museum of Russian impressionism – a private cultural institution. Its founder was a collector and philanthropist Boris Mintz. At the opening of the Museum of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin he said that in recent years in the capital, the number of private cultural initiatives is growing. “It is gratifying that in recent years the tradition of open public museums on the basis of private collections not only revived, but its scope has surpassed even the experience of the pre-revolutionary Moscow. Today in the capital has been operating for about 80 fairly large private museums “, – said the mayor
Russian Impressionism Museum was opened in the former confectionery factory « Bolshevik ».. Its permanent exhibition includes about seventy paintings by outstanding Russian artists: Konstantin Korovin, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Yuri Pimenov, Valentin Serov, Igor Grabar, and others. And the first time the exhibition was the retrospective of Arnold Lakhovsky.
The building of the Museum of Russian impressionism
@ A.Murashkin, A.Mostovschikova, N.Polskaya
This is the first major exhibition of the artist who has received worldwide acclaim, but wrongly located in the shadow of his famous contemporaries at home. It is expected that the temporary exhibitions will be updated 3-4 times a year.
In the lobby of the museum, guests can watch the pictures of the creation process through the installation «Breathable fabric» American contemporary artist Jean-Christophe . With the latest technologies, it literally “breaks” scenic masterpieces on individual strokes.
The first guests of the Museum of Russian impressionism became Anatoly Chubais and Avdotya Smirnov, Alexei Kudrin, Vladimir Pozner and Nadezhda Solovyova, Pyotr Aven, Alexey Ananiev, Leonid Roshal, Zurab Tsereteli, Vladimir Spivakov, Olga Sviblova, Alena Doletskaya, Kirill Serebrennikov and other representatives of the business, cultural and political elite.