Karakalpakstan Museum of Art, Nukus
(4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Discover the hidden treasure of Karakalpakstan Museum of Art, guarding an extensive and intriguing art collection in this tucked-away town. The museum was established in 1966 by Igor Savitsky, a Russian art collector and painter. He moved to the small town of Nukus and dedicated the rest of his life to amassing an exquisite collection of both traditional Karakalpak art pieces and avant-garde Russian art, banned in the Soviet Union at the time. Admire a plethora of relics, coins, carpets, and jewelry collected by Savitsky during his time in Nukus, and view the iconic "forbidden art"--a display of thousands of 20th-century Russian paintings. Using our world travel planner, Nukus attractions like Karakalpakstan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the more unusual museums that it has been given to me to visit. Nukus is really shining through his cultural refinement at first glance, but we discovered here in a quite messy jumble some remarkable paintings!
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  • We came to Nukus with only purpose to visit this highly-ranked museum. We checked on their website to be sure it is open and entire collection is available. How disappointed and angry we were to disco...  more »
  • We loved this museum and I would recommend everyone to make the trip out to Nukus to see it. The history and art works are just amazing. 

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