Build a museum and walk among sculptures: An exhibition to mark Muzeon’s 25th anniversary opens in Moscow

Build a museum and walk among sculptures: An exhibition to mark Muzeon’s 25th anniversary opens in Moscow
Photo: The Main Archive Department of Moscow
Visitors will learn about the history of the park and about sculpting techniques, as well as see maps and archival images. They also will be able to vote for their favourite sculpture.

The Gorky Park Museum has opened the Muzeon: Plasticity of Place multimedia exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Muzeon Arts Park. The exhibition features maps, animated films, personal items of sculptors and archival photos of the 19th−21st centuries.

On the second and third floors of the museum visitors can see the tools famous sculptors used, learn about sculpting techniques, and take a look at maps and photos from the Moscow Archive Collection. The Portrait of a Sculptor exhibit will give insight into the items showcased in Muzeon and their creators. Children will enjoy a fun three-minute video about the park’s history.

The fourth floor will recreate the summer atmosphere. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite sculpture and, like in the Sims game, build their own museum by moving magnet figurines of people, sculptures, benches and trees on a metal map.

At the Muzeon viewing point, visitors will see original sculptures that will be brought there for the exhibition. They will also be able to enjoy a view of the park.

In 1917, a community of Crimean Tatars lived at the site of the current Muzeon. In 1919, merchant Pavel Ryabushinsky built a textile factory there and a house where Pavel and Sergei Tretyakov were born. After Perestroika, Soviet sculptures from all around Moscow were brought there, and in the course of time, the storage area transformed into a space where people can learn history while walking among sculptures of famous people.

The exhibition will run through 14 January, from 11 am to 10 pm, every day except Monday.