Exhibitions at Decorative Art Museum

A great way to get into the Christmas spirit in Moscow is to walk around the decorated streets and parks. But when it’s cold outside, visiting a museum is a warmer alternative that can also bring new knowledge and impressions. This year, the Moscow Decorative Art Museum has prepared several exhibitions featuring toys and other curiosities.

Exhibitions at Decorative Art Museum

All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, http://www.vmdpni.ru

Playing the Happy Past

December 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Elaborate toys and decorations by contemporary artists Alla Bedina, Natella Voiskunskaya, and Svetlana Lanshakova.

New Year Rush: mechanical dolls and music toys from David Yakobashvili’s collection

December 7, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Rare 19th-century mechanical musical toys. At the request of the collector, these fragile old mechanisms will only be wound up at certain times, for groups of up to 50 people. The ticket price as part of a group is 500 roubles (the ticket includes admission to the museum’s permanent collection). No advance registration is required; tickets will be available at the museum’s ticket office an hour before the excursions start. The schedule for the next week is available on the museum’s website.

Next sessions:

December 20, 7.30pm

December 22, 3pm

December 23, 3pm

Seven Beauties

November 21, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Azerbaijan jewellery, carpets and art. In partnership with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and the Geidar Aliev Fund.

Little Wonders. Czech Toys in Past and Present

December 21, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Toys from the Czech Republic, from 1920s to present, including the famous Krtek (Mole), a character created by Czech animator Zdeněk Miler

Venue: All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. 3 Delegatskaya Ulitsa. Novoslobodskaya, Mayakovskaya, Tsvetnoy Bulvar metro stations.

Tickets: 400 RUB, students 200 RUB.

Opening hours: Mon 10 am – 6 pm; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday 10 am – 9 pm; Friday 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday noon – 8 pm; Sunday 10 am – 6 pm