We have created the capital from Moscow
28.12.2010 – 17.04.2011
The exhibition in the Architecture museum takes us back to the 1930s. It was the time when the appearance of the Soviet capital was changing dramatically. Old provincial Moscow was disappearing forever. Soviet architects turned it into a modern city with wide avenues, large squares, granite embankments, subways and beautiful houses.
The exhibition "We have created the capital from Moscow" is devoted to the 80s anniversary of Moscow Construction Union Mosproject-1. Here you'll see the masterpieces of the Soviet architecture of the 30-s. Looking at impressive graphic collection you'll have a chance to get to know the leading architects of the time: Schusev, Fomin, Zholtovsky, Melnikov, Golosov, Vesnin and others.
Many of the architectural projects you see would never be materialized. They look fantastic, utopian and it's almost impossible to imagine those buildings in the modern Moscow. Other works look more real. Take for example the project of Narkomtazhprom by Fomin (see picture above). It's a very typical totalitarian art, it looks impressive, isn't it? But could you imagine this giant built on Red square on the site where you see GUM today?
Sometimes you can recognize certain projects in the architecture of the modern Moscow. This is Chechulin's project (1934) of the central Aeroflot building which was to be erected on the square beside the Byelorussky railway station. (This project was never realized)
And this is the White House of Moscow built by Chechulin in 1979.
At the exhibition you can watch fragments of the movie "New Moscow". There're no English subtitles but you don't need the language to understand it. It is a Stalinist utopia about the ideal city of the future. The project of Moscow reconstruction is materialised by the Soviet animation, you'll see the new city with mpressive tall buildings, wide avenues and granite embankments. This movie evokes very mixed feelings. Some viewers will probably like the idea of living in such a beautiful "perfect" city. But after watching chronicles with churches and old houses being blown up you can't remain optimistic any more. "New Moscow" meant to highlight glory and power of the new Soviet capital ended up to be like a requiem to the city, destroyed by the Bolsheviks forever.
If you're interested in architecture we recommend you to visit the exhibition "We have created the capital from Moscow". The museum is in the very center of the city, you can easily find time for it during your Moscow tours.
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31.10.2018 — 20.01.2019
East: Another Beauty Exhibition
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
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Moscow in miniature
Would you like to see the central part of the largest city model that will enter the Guinness Book of World Records? You have an excellent chance to do it till the end of 2015 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNKh. We belive that an architecture model of Moscow (Moscow in miniature) performed at a scale of 1:400 is really worth seeing.
Russian Impressionism Museum
Art-buffs are welcome to visit the Russian Impressionism Museum, which opened its doors in Moscow on the 28th of May. The exhibition hall is located on the grounds of the former “Bolshevik” confectionery factory grounds.
Robostation in VDNH
If you are interested in everything connected with robots you should certainly attend one of the most curious interactive museum called Robostation, situated in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNH. Here visitors of all ages have a great chance to get acquainted with modern robots, take part in different activities, enjoy technopark, chemistry show and show of dancing robots.
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13.10.2018 — 14.10.2018
Moscow is behind us 1941. The military-historical festival
Did you know that Borodino Field was not only the location of the Battle of Borodino during Napoleoinic Wars but also the place of a severe clash between the Soviet and German forces in 1941? Join the festival of military reconstruction where the events of the WW II will come to life.
21.09.2018 — 25.09.2018
Moscow International Festival 'Сircle of Light' 2018
Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" is an annual event where light designers and experts in the field of audiovisual art from all over the world transform the architectural appearance of the Russian capital. For a few autumn days, Moscow will once again become a center of colorful large-scale video projections, fantastic multimedia shows with light, fire, lasers and fireworks. The entrance to all the festival venues is free.
24.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Spasskaya Tower festival 2018
International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is an annual tremendous show in the heart of Russia - on Red Square. A breathtaking musical and theatrical performance combines different musical styles, parade defile of military orchestras, dance and show performances, unique light and pyrotechnic shows
10.08.2018 — 22.08.2018
Times and Epochs 2018
The annual festival "Times and Epochs" will be held in the capital from 10 to 22 August. Its main sites will be located on Tverskaya Square, Nikitsky, Passion and Tver Boulevards, in Kamergersky Lane and on Profsoyuznaya Street.
20.07.2018 — 05.08.2018
Inspiration Interrnational arts festival
From July 20 to August 5, 2018 VDNKh for the fourth time will host Inspiration Interrnational arts festival. Each year its program is dedicated to one genre or one important topic of art from recognized classics to amazing experiments. This year the theme of the festival is theater.
19.05.2018 — 20.05.2018
Mousem Night 2018
On the night from Saturday to Sunday 19 and 20 May the museums of Moscow will be open from six in the evening until midnight, and in some museums guests will be allowed to stay until the morning.