From Fine Arts to Household Chores

The exhibitions we recommend visiting this weekend.

Brother Ivan. Mikhail and Ivan Morozovs’ Collections

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Open until October 30

‘Brother Ivan. Mikhail and Ivan Morozovs’ Collections’ is the Pushkin Museum’s main project in 2022, which unveils the story of a great Moscow art collectors’ dynasty. The reconstruction of the Morozovs’ collections brings together pieces from various museums, including the Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Pushkin Museum itself. Visitors will get to see paintings by Maurice Denis, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Viktor Vasnetsov, Konstantin Korovin, Isaac Levitan, Marc Chagall, Boris Kustodiev, and other artists.

This is the third demonstration of the exhibition, with the first two having taken place in St Petersburg in 2019 and Paris in 2021. However, the Moscow exhibition includes more works than the one in Paris, as some paintings were unable to leave the museum due to their condition. For example, the Moscow exhibition features more works by Paul Gauguin. According to Alexandra Danilova, the exhibition curator, ‘The main idea of the exhibition is an ideal museum. We want to look at Morozov’s time art through a collector’s perspective, without dividing it into Western and Russian ones. It is curious how he looked at Henri Matisse’s and Pavel Kuznetsov’s paintings and saw very similar aesthetical phenomena.’

Address: 12 Volkhonka Ulitsa

Tickets: 600–900 RUB

Home Routines

Museum of Moscow

Until July 31

This joint exhibition from the Polytechnic Museum and the Museum of Moscow shows how science and technology have impacted our everyday lives and how the idea of everyday comfort has changed since the mid-20th century.

The exposition consists of five topical areas: Living Room, Kitchen, Work and Play, Clean and Beautiful, and Home without Routines. Each of them features functional appliances, their design and purpose. The exhibits are presented not in a traditional technology timeline, but in an order that tells the story of a human’s everyday life. Visitors can track the evolution of household routines via appliances and their changing functions.

Address: 2 Zubovsky Bulvar

Tickets: 200 RUB; students 100 RUB