Karakalpakstan Museum of Art, Nukus
(4.1/5 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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  • 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. 
  • The person who has put together this collection was very brilliant and farsighted. Every art lovers should stop by if he lingers nearby.
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  • A museum comprising the front keeps Soviet, and a background craft karaklpak, and antiques of the Korezm. A very good introduction to the beginner stay.
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