the moscow state museum

"bourganov’s house"

moscow; Bolshoy Afanasyevsky per., 15, str, 9; tel./fax: +7 (495) 695-04-29/ +7 (495) 695-45-15

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The ceremonial opening of exhibition
The ceremonial opening of exhibition

Small Louvre
Small Louvre

Big Angel Arcade
Big Angel Arcade

Pegasus’ House gallery
Pegasus’ House gallery

fragment of exposition
Fragment of exposition

 

Open daily 11.00 to 19.00

Dear Visitors!
The main exposition part is situated in the open air.
Please, take yuor umbrella when it is raining.

Entrance is free

The Moscow State Museum “Bourganov’s House” was founded in January 2001. It is situated in the historical area of Moscow (metro-station Kropotkinskaya). Its founder Alexander Bourganov is a gifted contemporary artist, the Full Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctor of the History of Art. The museum collection presents the works of Alexander Bourganov, Maria Bourganova and Igor Bourganov.

The main exposition is located out of doors in the open air. The works of A. Bourganov and his private collection have laid the foundation of the exposition. It begins directly in Big Afanasievsky lane, where some sculptural works of the artist are on display, occupies the museum’s territory and ends at green rest area of Sivtsev Vrazhek. The hall of “Small Louvre” has become the first indoor exhibition place of the museum. It is a relatevely small underground space, which is covered with a glass roof. On top of the roof one can see the sculptural composition named “Horses”. Exhibinions, concerts and other cultural events usually take place in the hall of “Small Louvre”.
The inner open yard of the museum is a remarkable exhibition space, where visitors can have a walk among the represented there sculptures. The so-called “Big Angel” Arcade forms one of the sides of the yard. It is allowed to get up to the upper galleries of the Arcade, from which the yard could be seen from high above. At the same time the galleries are used as a theatrical stage for performances held in the museum.
The “Golden Doors” situated on the second gallery lead a visitor to “Pegasus’ House” for continuation of sightseeing. This exposition has recently been opened in the partly restored old building. Only red brick walls are remained of the old construction. Having entered the “Pegasus house” a visitor finds himself on the first floor of the building and can have a look at the sculptures, displayed on the ground floor, where a narrow dimly lighted staircase leads. The last exhibition room of the museum - the so-called “Yard of Pegasus”- is again a small open yard.

In fact, the museum space is unusually organized. It includes the peculiar architecture of “ruins”, unexpected raise in height and offers different foreshortenings from which the exhibited objects could be viewed. All these creates the special realm of art opened to everybody.

 

 

 

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