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Petrovka Street, 25

The main building of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art is of historical and cultural value. In the historical record of Moscow, this architectural monument belonging to the XVIII century is known as Gubin? s residence. Indeed, some centuries ago this building was the main house of the city estate of rich Ural landowner and merchant Mikhail Pavlovich Gubin. The building was constructed in 1793 by the famous Russian architect Matvey Kazakov.

The city district where the Museum is located was already inhabited by Moscovites in the 14th century. At that time, Petrovka street looked like a desert road, going from Vysokopetrovsky Monastery — vis-à-vis of the museum building — to the Kremlin. Till the end of the 17th century, the place where the mansion is located was the settlement of monastery? s workers. In the times of Peter the Great here, at Petrovka, was the huge estate of the boyar Naryshkin family, whose house had a bridge-like passage to the monastery.

Many landowners have changed until the territory was bought by the one whose name rests in centuries because of the beautiful monument that he built and that remained nearly untouched through more than 200 years. «I have a house in the White City... which was bought from Orenburg merchant Dmitry Kuzmin, son of Krasheninnikov...» — that? s how Gubin reports to Moscow office of city constructions on May 25, 1799. Researchers working on the architectural heritage of Matvey Kazakov suppose that the main building of the residence was rebuilt by the architect on the grounds of previous construction. The building with side-wings (one of them is preserved till nowadays) looked like a typical Moscow residence complex facing the street front. A park with small pond was situated behind the buildings. The residence remained in this condition until the end of the 19th century. Then it suffered the fate of many old Moscow residences: the partition of property. The major part of it with the garden and the pond was sold and overbuilt. In 1880, the main house was rent for gymnasium, where the famous Symbolist poet Valery Briusov and Bakhrushin brothers studied.

After the Revolution, the building? s destiny took another round. In 1920, the former gymnasium became the Institute of Physiotherapy and Orthopedics. During all the Soviet period, until the moment when the building became a museum, it served as a hospital foundation. Undoubtedly the external decor and the interiors suffered badly and needed capital restoration works. As a result, nowadays the visitor of the Museum can see the unique ceiling paintings in the classical style. Elements of the interior — front staircase, orchestral niche in the ball hall, ceramic stoves — still have an atmosphere of good old times of Moscow.

The idea to use the mansion as a museum of modern art is not a random one. The combination of old and new forms, the closest neighborhood of totally different styles raise a new possibility for the artist and for the viewer to find their own place in the synthetic space of culture. This element of free play with historic material is typical of the whole post-modern aesthetics. Many European countries had the same experience of exhibiting pieces of modern art in architectural spaces of other times.

Tuesday — Sunday: 12:00 — 21:00
The Museum is closed on Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
Telephone: 8 (495)690 68 70



Ermolaevsky Lane, 17

The second venue of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art is located at Ermolaevsky lane, 17. In Soviet times, the street was renamed in honour of Ivan Zholtovsky, classic of Soviet architecture, and now it bears its historic name.

The name Ermolaevsky was given to the lane after the church of Saint Ermolay «at the goat? s swamp» built in the 17th century, which hasn? t been preserved. Nowadays Maly Kozikhinsky lane runs through the place. The house where the Museum venue is located was constructed by Dmitry Markov in 1915 for the Moscow Architectural Society, financed by investments of architects. The society stayed in the building till 1932 and then was dissolved. Its last chairman in 1922-1932 was the renowned Moscow architect Alexey Schusev. In the Soviet era, the house belonged to the Moscow Union of Artists and served as a place for exhibitions of young artists and for the creative workshops. The building is executed in neoclassical style, which came after the Art Nouveau and was very popular at its own time.

On December, 3, 2003 the building was unveiled as the exhibition venue of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the MMOMA Education Center on 17 Ermolaevsky Lane was opened in the winter 2017. Center aims to become a platform for self-education, creative and social initiatives, academic research and will contribute the integration into the cultural life wide social groups.

Tuesday — Sunday: 12:00 — 21:00
The Museum is closed on Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
Telephone: 8 (495)690 68 70



Tverskoy Boulevard, 9

On February 7, 2007 the Moscow Museum of Modern Art opened its third exhibition venue — Gallery at Tverskoy boulevard. Since late 1960s, this space served as creative studio of Zurab Tsereteli, today’s President of the Russian Academy of Arts. At different times the guests of the artist were famous writers and poets, musicians and singers, artists, scientists, journalists and politicians. Here are just a few of key-names: poets Andrei Voznesensky and Evgeny Evtushenko; writers Chingiz Aitmatov and Vassily Aksenov; artists Robert Rauschenberg, Tair Salakhov, Boris Ugarov, Nikolai Ponomarev, Koka Ignatov, Yuri Kuper; producers, actors, musicians and singers Sergey Gerasimov, Tamara Makarova, Eldar Ryazanov, Georgy Danelia, Vladimir Vysotsky, Galina Volchek, Rolan Bykov, Iosif Kobzon, Zurab Sotkilava, Maya Plisetskaya, Rodion Schedrin, Robert Sturua; journalists Genrikh and Artem Borovik; scientists Evgeny Velihov and Petr Kapitsa; doctors Vladimir Burakovsky, Svyatoslav Fedorov, Leo Bokeria, Leonid Roshal; Italian cinema stars Marcello Mastroianni and Adriano Celentano, as well as many, many others.

With the opening of the Gallery , the Moscow Museum of Modern Art obtained a possibility to expand its exhibition activity and to present in full scale the newest trends of contemporary art to the public. The cozy space of the gallery is widely popular with the public and takes significant part in the cultural life of Moscow.

Tuesday — Sunday: 12:00 — 21:00
The Museum is closed on Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
Telephone: 8 (495)690 68 70


Gogolevsky Boulevard, 10 

This building is also the creation of the architect Matvey Kazakov.It was built in the late XVIII century and belonged to the Tsurikov-Naryshkin.Currently, there are major international exhibition projects, scientific and practical conferences, symposiums.

Tuesday — Sunday: 12:00 — 21:00
The Museum is closed on Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
Telephone: 8 (495)690 68 70



Bolshaya Gruzinskaya, 15

The exhibition space of the Museum workshop allows the viewer to get acquainted with a wide range of the artist’s works — the exposition includes paintings, graphics, fine plastics, enamel, mosaics, and the Sculpture Park is located in the courtyard.

One of the rooms of the first floor of the museum is occupied by the reconstruction of Zurab Konstantinovich’s studio where during the 1990s — 2010s most of the master’s works were created, including sketches of future monumental works which today can be found not only in Moscow but all over the world.

There are more than 250 works of the author on three floors. The exposition on Bolshaya Gruzinskaya is unique in that it was not conceived as a fixed installation: it is dynamic and is constantly reshaped by the artist himself.

Tuesday — Sunday: 12:00 — 21:00
The Museum is closed on Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
Telephone: 8 (495)690 68 70


Vadim Sidur Museum
37 А Novogireevskya Street

Metro Stations:
Perovo, Novogireevo

Opening hours:
Wednesda, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
2 PM to 9 PM
Entry: 2 PM to 8:30 PM
Closed: Monday, Tuesday
Office:: 8 (495) 918-51-81

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The museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities:

  • for blind and visually impaired visitors
  • for deaf and hard of hearing visitors
  • for visitors with intellectual disabilities

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Parking is not available in the vicinity of the museum. You can use Moscow Parking app to find nearby parking lots.

About Vadim Sidur Museum

The Vadim Sidur Museum is a museum of contemporary sculpture in Moscow and a collection of works by the sculptor, artist, and poet, a prominent representative of Soviet unofficial art, recognized in Russia and worldwide. The first retrospective in Moscow which opened after the death of Vadim Sidur in September 1987 in the exhibition hall of the Perovskiy district is considered to be the starting point of the Museum’s history. During the seven weeks of its 15 thousand visitors came to the exhibition. In 1989 the exhibition got the official status of a museum status.

Vadim Sidur Museum became part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2018. It considers and positions itself not only as a place of storage and representation of the artist’s heritage, but also as a space for discussion and implementation of the current cultural agenda, in the context of which this heritage and the the museum’s experience of decades reveal their artistic and social meaning again and again.


The museum’s collection includes more than 1,000 sculptures and graphic works by Vadim Sidur, as well as archival materials and photographs of the sculptor. The museum works actively and creatively with the collection, demonstrating new approaches to exhibiting artworks.

The current permanent exhibition, prepared by the museum together with guest artist Anna Titova, crosses different levels of artistic and social realities. It is an encounter of forms and materials in the work of Vadim Sidur, the artist’s archive as a means of producing historical memory, an expansion of the museum’s role and public capacity, and a reinvention of connections between exhibit spaces and urban forms of social life.

The renovated exhibition presents both well-known works by Vadim Sidur (Portrait of Einstein (1967), Babi Yar (1966), Monument to Those Who Died for Love (1965)) and works never exhibited before (the installation Modern Crucifixion (1975) from the GrobArt series, as well as a reconstruction of the lost last work by Sidur in his sculpture Luda Doll (1986). The pavilion’s immersive space is the first attempt in the Moscow context to present Vadim Sidur’s works in the conditionally neutral environment of the «white cube». The design of the pavilion developed by Anna Titova complements the sculptor’s modernist visual vocabulary while creating an inclusive exhibition environment that takes into account the needs of visitors with disabilities and children.


In addition to its core collection, the museum showcases the work of contemporary artists who create projects in dialogue with its collection of works, history, mission, and space. The extensive exhibition program updates the museum’s work with new display formats and opens up opportunities for young artists and public dialogue, attracting a larger audience and professional community.


The library’s collections include published Russian and foreign editions about Vadim Sidur, exhibition catalogs, research collections, fiction with illustrations by artists, as well as a series of poetry collections Evenings at the Sidur Museum, representing the national literary scene from the Sixties, conceptualists to the authors of the Babylon circle.

The range of publications available to visitors also covers key issues in the theory of contemporary culture and art, cultural studies, contemporary philosophy and critical thought. In addition, the library presents catalogs of group and personal exhibitions of contemporary artists, research works, journals, magazines, and children’s literature. The library’s collection is regularly updated with new editions.


One of the goals of the Vadim Sidur Museum is to form a local community. That’s why we have created a versatile workspace available for everyone. Two comfortable workplaces equipped with all the necessary office equipment and computers with internet access are at your disposal. Here you can not only scan and print documents, but also meet museum employees, artists and curators, and take part in the creative process. The museum’s bookstore features exhibition catalogs from the MMOMA’s publishing program, as well as souvenir products of the museum.



Dmitry Nalbandyan, artist, winner of two Stalin prizes, academician and a bright representative of the post-war national elite, received a spacious room for his creative studio on the ninth floor of a residential building on Tverskaya Street (Gorky Street), 8/2 in Moscow in 1956. The studio was not only a space for creating numerous works, but also a meeting point for artistic intelligentsia, public and political figures, military leaders and prominent personalities of the era.

The history of the museum-workshop began in November 1992, when, according to a decree of the Moscow government, the exhibition hall Workshop of People’s Artist Dmitry Arkadievich Nalbandyan was established (as a department of the Central Exhibition Hall Manezh). On June 16, 1993, less than a month before his death, Dmitry Nalbandyan donated thirty-six of his paintings to the city. These works became the foundation of the museum’s first permanent exhibition. Later on, thanks to the involvement of the artist’s family, the collection was expanded to include graphic works, paintings, collectibles of arts and crafts, prints, and photographs. Since 2018, Dmitry Nalbandyan’s museum-workshop has been part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The space of the museum-workshop consists of three exhibition halls: painting, graphics, and a «memorial» room. The Painting Room displays landscapes and still-lifes, as well as artworks: Komsomol member (V.M. Terekhova) (1934), Portrait of the Test Pilot Georgy Mosolov (1966), Vladimir Lenin and Felix Dzerzhinsky (1988). Also there is a number of sketches for monumental pictures of the author — Funeral of Nikolai Bauman (1955), Vladimir Lenin’s Speech on Red Square in 1919 (1956) and many others. The Graphics Room brings together sketches, drawings and travel albums of the artist during his trips India, Italy and France. It also feautres the top people of politics and art of the Soviet period: Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Saryan, Roerich and Leonov. A special place in the museum is occupied by a series of photographs from Dmitry Nalbandyan’s personal archive.

Soon the museum-workshop will undergo a global reconstruction. The new exposition of the museum will be based on dialogues with the previous era and contemporary culture. It will present the unique historical experience of the Soviet period. An integral part of the exhibition, along with paintings and drawings by Dmitry Nalbandian, will be archival materials and historical chronicles. Thus, different aspects of the artist’s creative biography is connected to historical events through the rhetoric of time and the development of art of the Soviet period.

125009 Moscow
8/2 Tverskaya street, code 31, the 9th floor (entrance through the arch from Tverskoy proyezd)
M: Chekhovskaya, Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya

Working hours:
Wednesday-Sunday: 2 PM — 9 PM
The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes

Telephone: 495 629 2872

Buy a ticket:
Standard price — 100 roubles
Cut-price ticket, children from 7 till 17 years — 50 roubles