Karakalpakstan Museum of Art, Nukus

(4.3/5 based on 110+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • By any standard, this museum is amazing... but it is the LAST place on earth that anyone would expect to find spectacular art. If you are considering a visit, no doubt you will read about the forgotte...  more »
  • Savitsky collection is diverse. Several rooms with paintings, archaeological excavations and various installations of Antiquities. This is the only place in the city where you can go to say so to the intellectual and cultural activities. Recommend
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  • Worth the trip. I understood that the government was planning to take the collection to Tashkent. Glad to here it is still in Nukus.  more »
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  • This location is dead wrong. The museum is located near the Akvapark.
  • Museum. Nukus city
  • One of the great places in the city. Will gladly visit the Museum again and again. In Tuesday before the hour of the day free)
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  • Men usi muzeyge bariwdi qaleymen. Bylettin quni neshe min
  • Interesting works. Focus on painting.
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