Karakalpakstan Museum of Art, Nukus

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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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  • This is also known as the Savitsky Art Museum, whose founder, Igor Savitsky, was able to amass a large collection of banned avant-garde Russian art pieces without much interference from the Soviet aut...  read more »
  • Amazing museum/art gallery, I'm not keen on Russian art, but this was so interesting with the guided tour in good English. It is all quite incongruous as well, with much art that you will not see else...  read more »
  • Russian avant-garde works great, but squeezed into spaces that don't add value. The visit is nonetheless. Few are the journeys that lead to Nukus.
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