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Nukus Museum of Art, Nukus

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Art Museum Museum
Discover the hidden treasure of Nukus 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 Nukus Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • I very fortunate in spending a night in Nukus on my way to the Aral Sea. It gave me the opportunity to visit the Savitskiy Karakaakstan Art Museum. The museum contains a very impressive collection of ...  more »
  • As another reviewer put it, the museum was "ok" but all in all, rather underwhelming and in any event definitely not worth the 3 hour drive from Khiva. It is our feeling that blogs, reviews, and guide...  more »
  • While waiting for the museum to open after lunch break, I met the director of the museum in the museum cafe, and she informed me that a new wing would be open in the museum in September 2017. Much of ...  more »
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  • Interesting arts and history museum, but little exhibition considering the whole collection of contemporary art that they are presume to have
  • One of the best Russian avant-garde collection in the world!
  • This location is dead wrong. The museum is located near the Akvapark.
  • Museum. Nukus city
  • Best Museum of Uzbekistan. I am very glad that in recent years have set up neighborhood Museum!
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