Permanent Collection - Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The Museum's permanent collection demonstrates the main development stages of Russian and international modern and contemporary art.

Among the works of international artists are lithographs by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Juan Miro, sculptures by Salvador Dali, Armand, Arnaldo Pomodoro, paintings by Henri Rousseau and Francoise Gilot.

The most important part of the collection is formed by works of XX-XXI century Russian artists.

The core part of the Museum's Russian Avant-garde collection is constituted by the works assembled throughout the years by Zurab Tsereteli. Among these are works by prominent artists like Kazimir Malevich, Mark Chagall, Natalya Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Lyubov Popova, Aristarkh Lentulov, Ivan Klyun, Olga Rozanova, Vladimir Tatlin, Robert Falk, Wassily Kandinsky, Pavel Filonov, Boris Grigoriev, Alexandra Exter, Alexander Archipenko and Osip Zadkin. A special part of the permanent display is devoted to the art of the early XX century Georgian primitivist Niko Pirosmani, whose works in public and private collections throughout the world are few and far between.

Another part of the collection represents the artists of the so-called Second Avant-garde of the 1960-1970's, sometimes also denoted as Non-conformism. This section includes the works of Ilya Kabakov, Vladimir Nemuhin, Edouard Steinberg, Vladimir Yakovlev, Anatoly Zverev, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Oskar Rabin, Marlen Spindler, Mikhail Schwarzman, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev and Oleg Tselkov.

Russian contemporary art may be studied through paintings by Valery Koshlyakov, Vladimir Dubosarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, Viktor Pivovarov, Sergey Shutov, Yury Leiderman, as well as installations, objects and photos by Oleg Kulik, Konstantin Zvezdochyotov, Francisco Infante, Igor Makarevich, Andrey Bartenev and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro.


One of the curious objects displayed in the Museum's courtyard is a fragment of the Eiffel Tower, dismantled at the time of its reconstruction.



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