10 Krymsky Val, tel: 238-1378, 951-1362
metro station: Oktyabrskaya
Open: 10 a.m.-7.30 p.m.
Closed on Monday.
The development of Russian art of the 20th century - from avant-garde of the 1900's to the creative quest of painters of the 1980's and 1990's - is presented in the new premises of the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. Masters of other styles are also widely presented - from the expressionism and traditional realism to social realism that became the official style of the totalitarian epoch of the 1930-1950's. The nonconformist art of the 1960-1970's, known as "The second wave of Russian avant-garde" is also presented. Special collections reflecting the newest trends in contemporary art complete the exposition.
There is an interesting place to visit next to the gallery - the park of sculptures "Museon" where prostrate, outcast monuments of Soviet epoch, discarded as needless have taken refuge.