Avant-garde, socialist realism and football: Free entry to Tretyakov Gallery for 2018 World Cup fans

Avant-garde, socialist realism and football: Free entry to Tretyakov Gallery for 2018 World Cup fans
The gallery collection contains works by famous Russian painters – Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and others.

Fan ID holders can admire the masterpieces at the New Tretyakov Gallery. Entry is free until 25 July. They will be able to visit the main exposition, the VR-hall and current exhibitions, except the retrospective of the best painting and graphics by Vasily Vereshchagin.

The New Treatyakov Gallery presents a collection that most fully covers the entire history of Russian art of the 20th-21st centuries. It has all the key masterpieces of the past century’s art trends, including avant-garde, socialist realism and Non-Conformism. The main exposition displays the works by such internationally renowned Russian artists as Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and others.

The gallery has also organised an exposition, Football and More, especially for the 2018 World Cup event. It traces popular sports trends of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia throughout the decades. Visitors can request a free audio-guide recorded by celebrated Russian sports commentator Viktor Gusev.

Those sports fans who want to take a closer look at avant-garde art can visit an unusual VR-exhibition on the ground floor of the New Treatyakov Gallery. Avant-garde in three dimensions: Goncharova and Malevich – is a new format of the VR art project that combines entertainment and education.

The New Treatyakov Gallery will host a set of sessions, Football Summer. Sports in Museum, on 19 June-12 July. This will be the fourth part of a special project, PE in Museum. Themed tours of the following expositions: Football and More, 2000s Art, the permanent exposition, and also football playing sessions in Muzeon Park are organised every Tuesday and Thursday. Entry tickets are required. Three sessions will be in English for foreign football fans.

Russia is hosting the 2018 World Cup between14 June and 15 July in 11 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk. Twelve matches are held in Moscow.

City authorities have organised at least 600 free bus and pedestrian tours of the city centre as part of the Moscow – Capital of World Football project. Tours are available daily from 10 am till 8 pm. Fan ID holders are entitled to 50 percent off their visits to Moscow museums.