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State Museum of V.V. Mayakovsky - CLOSED

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State Museum of V.V. Mayakovsky - CLOSED

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Lybyanskiy Proyezd 3/6, Moscow 101000 Russia
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Kitay-gorodMoscow Metro4 min
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Spend three days taking in Moscow’s sights as you learn the history of the city, dating back to the 12th century. Walk through one of the oldest quarters of Moscow, the Kitay Gorod neighborhood. See the historical Red Square, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Patriarch's Bridge, Gorky Park, and the Changing of the Guards Ceremony in Alexander Gardens. Stroll through the Downtown and Zamoskvorechye Districts to see 16th-19th century churches and cathedrals. Then journey to Patriarch's Ponds residential area and Pushkin Square to see a more modern side of the city.
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Oleg Y wrote a review May 2016
Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions709 helpful votes
Here, just behind the Lubyansky Proezd (Lubyansky Passage) is located this imaginative and exciting museum dedicated to the life and work of Vladimir Mayakovsky. He was such original person and colorful figure in the time of Revolution, that even now among the left - wing artists throughout the world, he represents an inimitable inspiration. The inspiration for those who combine the artistic dexterity integrity and passion with political engagement. Since Vladimir Mayakovsky himself was like that, one very modern artist for the times, in which he lived, devoted totally to the matters of Revolution and also one of the Russia's greatest 20th century poet. This museum was opened in 1974, in the house where Mayakovsky lived and committed suicide in 1931. Here in Museum we saw what was like this Constructivist art of his contemporaries, viewed from his part and exposed through the collection of his visually powerful manuscripts and agitprop posters. Beside that, he was the follower of Futurism in the art and avant-garde generally in the pre-revolutionary times, although at the outbreak of the Revolution, he embraced the Bolshevik seizure of power. Through all museum, there are a lot of posters, unusually put, the things as furniture in the show rooms, the ladders,the stairs, the flags, the red stars, the pictures of some revolutionary men ( Lenin and others), the busts of men, like that one of himself in the niche, on the front side of museum. And of course here are his bedroom, living room. Recommend for all who want to get acquainted with this fascinating world of 1920s Soviet art.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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Miriahm D wrote a review Jan 2015
Boulder, Colorado1,138 contributions473 helpful votes
You will know you've found it when you see Mayakovsky's face on the glass door and a large plaque in Russian about him; however, although everything I have read about this attraction says it's about to open, it has been closed these last few years. This is disappointing, but not uncommon in Russia, "closed for renovation", "closed for cleaning" closed with no reason at all. There is a mad chaotic used book store as part of the same building, but very little evidence of the mad chaotic poet.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Niels H wrote a review Jan 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions4 helpful votes
It's a really diverse museum with a good overview of the russian History. But take the audio tour! Everything is in russian
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Peter E wrote a review Sep 2013
London, United Kingdom28 contributions31 helpful votes
Nice to see a real communist exhibition, just a pity that there was no English translation, they didn't have a Spanish one either. One could observe the power behind the poster created by Mayakovsky and used by Stalin years later. It was also nice to walk around in Mayakovsky's house.
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Date of experience: September 2013
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upita_blog wrote a review Apr 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions25 helpful votes
My acquaintance with this museum didn't start well. I arrived to the museum at 5.05 (it closes at 6 and the last admission is at 5pm, of which I didn't know) and was rudely stopped by two ladies at the cloakroom/reception. There was another latish visitor (an old lady) who asked them to let us in anyway reasoning that we will be done before 6pm and won't hold anyone back. The staff went on insulting the old lady and kinda getting personal about the whole situation. I watched in disbelief as they raised their voices at her and went on telling her ll sorts of insulting nonsense. Yet, the museum was so highly recommended to me and Mayakovsky so highly regarded, that I decided this incident wouldn't stop me and went back a couple of days later. The museum is one of the best I've seen in terms of the number of authenticity of the exposition and the creativity of its design. One important piece of info that I nearly missed out - at the entrance to each section/hall there is a blue file hanging on the wall. It looks like something they might use internally for administrative purposes. But it turned out to be a detailed description of what each hall is dedicated to and what are the items displayed there. Again, the staff is present in each hall but the first 3 of them didn't mention that there is info available, and I was left to my own devices. Until the staff in Hall 4 told me about the blue file and I made my way back and re-started from the first Hall. BTW the info is in Russian only.
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Date of experience: April 2013
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