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“The 'New' Tretyakov”
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New Tretyakov
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Private Tretyakov Art Gallery Half Day Tour in Moscow
Ranked #32 of 2,426 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New building of the Tretyakov Gallery at 10 Krymsky Val houses a unique museum exhibition of modern Russian art features works by Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and other 20th-century artists. In the same building there is the Central House of Artists, and around there is a Sculpture Park.
New Zealand
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“The 'New' Tretyakov”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is the new glass & concrete building on the embankment, not the 'old' Tretyakov in Lavrushinsky Lane. It houses modern art and is well worth a look. I went especially to see the original Kandiskinky's and I wasn't disappointed! Just make sure you use the floor layout map provided and tick off as you go through each room on each floor so that you don't miss anything. Allow at least a full half day, there's lots to see. Photography inside is not allowed but the surrounding area is full of 'cast-off' sculptures that look as if they've been randomly dumped and are rather interesting. Also, there's a cute little 'Hansel & Gretel' outdoor cafe (not part of the gallery) near the main entrance that serves drinks, tasty sandwiches and delicious pastries.

Visited June 2013
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Vigo, Spain
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“The higher the better”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The New Tretyakov Gallery is not the poor sibling of the famous Tretyakov Gallery but something different. It deals with art from 1900 to now and it discovers us a whole century of the best Russian art. Forget the first floors and go straight away to the top one if you want to face the miraculous world of ART with capital letters. Be aware of all the jewels you are going to see for the first time. You´ll need around two or three hours to visit it and 365 days to recover from the experience.

Visited July 2012
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Modern and Worth a Visit.”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The building in Gorky Park looks a little stark and unimaginative but within, it offers a superb range and display of Russian art.
Very easily accessible by Metro to Gorky Park- over the bridge and go to the left.

Visited June 2013
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“Well, I got to see the grounds”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nothing like being a tourist in Winter.
Had to see the grounds, as the sculptures were featured in the Title Sequence of the James Bond film, GoldenEye. I found Gorki, Stalin and Lenin. Of course Stalin had suffered with the loss of his nose.
It was amazing running around in the snow trying to photograph statues I recognised.

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting, but lacking in one area”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was very excited for this gallery after visiting the "old" Tretyakov, and was pleased in general with what I found. It truly is a terrific collection, but I completely agree with the commenter below who wanted to see more Socialist Realism paintings. I think that style is hugely important to the understanding and appreciation of 20th century Russian art, and it felt like the gallery was apologizing for it. I really wanted to see more to provide a real contrast to the other works being produced somewhat surreptitiously at the same time.

I was surprised that the building was largely deserted when I visited. It's not an attractive building, but it's very interesting inside. It feels like it was designed for huge crowds of wealthy patrons (downstairs more resembles a hotel lobby than an art museum), but I didn't find any confirmation of that. In a sense, the building feels out of touch with the art.

Definitely worth the trip, and there's a really interesting underground artists' "colony" just outside in the underground passage that takes you across the street to Gorky Park.

Visited May 2013
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