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The Museum of the Art Nouveau (Музей Модерна)

The Museum of the Art Nouveau in Samara is placed in the former town mansion of the merchants the Kurlins built in 1903. The Museum collection is about the art nouveau style which absorbed Europe at the end of the XIX – beginning of XX century. The art nouveau gave a new look at the preceding canons in the art. The art nouveau introduced asymmetric, fluent and curved forms, pastel shades and floral ornament, mosaic, and stained-glass windows.

The town mansion of Alexander Kurlin and his wife Sandra is one of the most striking instances of art nouveau in Russian architecture. The concept of art nouveau gives an effect on tiled façade finish, quaint windows, floral moldings. A special attention is for a woman depicted on the façade, the legend has it that there is the lady of the house.

The Museum has three main expositions: the boudoir, library and dining room. There are the reconstructed interiors and the unique goods made by French artists. The second floor and basement level are the place for current exhibitions focused on the art nouveau epoch and contemporary arts.

Open hours and price

October – April

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – from 10 to 18 (ticket office till 17)

Thursday – from 13 to 21 (ticket office till 20)

May – September

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – from 10 to 18 (ticket office till 17)

Tuesday, Thursday –  from 13 to 21 (ticket office till 20)

Day off – Monday

Ticket price 80 rubles

How to get to the Museum of the Art Nouveau

Samara, Frunze Ulitsa, 159

Entrance from the Krasnoarmeiskaya Ulitsa,15

In the Russian language – Самара, ул. Фрунзе 159/Красноармейская 15

Вход с Красноармейской улицы

Links

The Museum of the Art Nouveau website in the Russian language

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