The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

I have a choice. Either to go to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art  or the Tretyakov Gallery of Russian Art. I decide on the latter. I like to see the art of a country I am visiting, to gain an insight into its culture, history and politics. I will have to go forego … Continue reading The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

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The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre in Moscow – the largest Jewish museum in the world?

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, that opened in Moscow 2012, is said to be the largest Jewish museum in the world. It is housed in the restored Bahmetevsky bus garage, originally designed by Konstantin Melnikov, a leading light of the avant-garde in the 1920s. Melnikov was associated with the Constructivists but refused to be … Continue reading The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre in Moscow – the largest Jewish museum in the world?