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Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) Petrovka 25

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The mansion in Moscow located at the address 25, Petrovka str. was built in 1793, belonged to the merchant Gubin, and several private owners later. In 1880 the mansion was rented by a school, and since 1920 the building was used as a health facility. During the public use, the mansion fell into disrepair, the capital renovation was required. The restoration happened in 1999, since that time the new Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) is placed here.

MMOMA is the state museum of the art of 20-21th centuries. The founder and the general director of the Museum is the President of the Russian Art Academy Zurab Tsereteli.

There are the thematic exhibitions of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions in MMOMA Petrovka 25. See the schedule of the current exhibitions, events, and lectures on the MMOMA website.

The most part of the collection consists of works by the Russian artists, but there are also works of foreign authors – Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali, Juan Miro, and others. Russian artists are represented by works of Kazimir Malevich, Marc Chagall, Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Wassily Kandinsky and others with a focus on the avant-garde style of the 20th century.

mmoma2The exhibition program is oriented on the widest and various presentation of the visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Annually MMOMA arranges a lot of exhibitions and events – debut performances, international festivals, and retrospectives.

In the Museum, besides the exhibition halls in renovated interiors of the mansion, there are the art studio and lecture hall, the café and bookshop. In the courtyard of the Museum, there are several artworks made by the Museum founder Zurab Tsereteli. Visiting the courtyard is free of charge.

MMOMA has some more exhibition spaces in the center of Moscow:

  • 17, Yermolayevskiy Lane, Moscow
  • 9, Tverskoy Bulvar, Moscow
  • 10, Gogolevskiy Bulvar, Moscow
  • 15, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street, Moscow

Open hours and price

Daily except for Thursday – from 12 to 20

Thursday – from 13 to 21

Day off – Monday, and the third Sunday of each month

Ticket office:

Daily except for Thursday – from 12 to 19.30

Thursday – from 13 to 20.30

Ticket price – 500 rubles

Free of charge for children under 7 years old.

How to get to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)

25, Petrovka street, Moscow

In Russian – Москва, ул. Петровка, 25

Metro station:

  • “Chekhovskaya” (“Чеховская”), line 9 (grey) – 400 m walking;
  • or “Trubnaya” (“Трубная”), line 10 (light green) – 490 m walking;
  • or “Tverskaya” (“Тверская”), line 2 (green) – 590 m walking.

Links

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) website in the Russian, and English languages

We recommend visiting nearby

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre – 0,45 km walking;

The Old Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard – 0,8 km walking;

The Bolshoi Theatre – 0,9 km walking;

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