Museum of Russian Impressionism has opened on the territory of the “Bolshevik” cultural and business complex in Moscow 

28 May, 2016. The investment company O1 Properties, one of the largest owners of class A office property in Moscow, informs about opening of Museum of Russian Impressionism on the territory of the “Bolshevik” cultural and business complex, which basic collection is comprised of the canvases from the personal collection of Boris Mints. 

Over thousand square meters of the exhibition areas, a cinema, a modern educational multimedia zone, a learning studio, a cafe, a books and souvenirs selling shop – according to the concept of its founders, the new museum will become a cultural space combining exposition activities with scientific, publishing and educational work. 

According to the museum representatives, its mission is to promote Russian art, as well as its impressionistic component, in particular, both in and outside Russia. Much attention is paid to enrich the current anthology of the Russian painting with the names barely known by the wide audience. With the efforts made during the past two years, the museum gained respect of the international museum community and was admitted as a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums). 

The permanent exhibition consists of the works by prominent artists from the private collection of Boris Mints, a founder of the museum and a patron of arts and collector. He believes that Russian Impressionism is studied very perfunctorily and is, generally, underestimated. “I intend to realize a valuable project for Russian culture and for those who are fond of art. Our great advantage is that we are creating a totally state-of-the-art museum from the outset”, – said Boris Mints. 

The design works and the transformation of former “Bolshevik” factory building into a full-fledged museum and, at the same time, a real art facility, were assigned to a renowned British architectural bureau John McAslan + Partners. The building of the museum is a round pavilion decorated by silvery perforated metal from outside. 

The exhibition facilities occupied three floors with total area over 1,000 square meters. The permanent exhibition is located on the ground floor, while two other floors house temporary exhibitions. The museum plans to renew them 3–4 times per year to expose paintings both from the museum own collection and those from private Russian and foreign collections.

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