The opening of the first exhibitions took place in 1986. The museum presents art trends of the 20th and 21st centuries: Russian avant-garde, socialist realism, the art of the “severe style,” underground and the latest trends. The museum has a Children’s creative workshop.
From 2023 to 2027-2028, the building of the New Tretyakov Gallery will be closed for renovation.
In 1962, it was decided to build one building for two objects: the State Art Gallery and the Central House of Artists (CHA). The Ivan Zholtovsky Architectural Studio designed the building based on sketches by Yuri Sheverdyaev and Nikolai Sukoyan in the style of early Soviet modernism.
According to the project, the building is consistent with the ensemble of Neskuchny Garden and Gorky Park. It is a large-scale low pavilion with a through colonnade along the perimeter of the first floor. The total area of the exhibition halls was 12,000 m².
Construction began in 1965, and 1977 a part of the building, owned by the Union of Artists, was commissioned. Two years later, the Central House of Artists was opened in it. In 1985, the building was commissioned.
As of 2018, the museum includes more than 5,000 works of art from the 20th-21st centuries. One of the largest collections is the paintings of the Russian avant-garde of the 1900-1920s, represented by the artists Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Pavel Filonov, and Lyubov Popova.
The collection of contemporary art began to take shape in the 1990s thanks to the acquisitions of the Ministry of Culture and the gifts of artists and their heirs. So, in the early 2000s, the collection of the Department of Contemporary Art of the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, collected by Andrey Erofeev, was transferred to the museum.
In September 2019, a hall dedicated to the collector Georgy Costakis was opened within the walls of the museum, to whom, before his departure abroad, more than 800 works were transferred to the Tretyakov Gallery – a collection of Russian avant-garde of 142 paintings and 692 graphic works.
Among them are such masterpieces of world significance as “Portrait of Matyushin” by Kazimir Malevich, “Shostakovich Symphony” by Pavel Filonov, “Red Square” by Wassily Kandinsky, “Picturesque Architectonics. Black, Red, Grey” by Lyubov Popova, “Running Landscape” by Ivan Klyun.
Working hours: Tue, Wed 10:00–17:00; Thu-Sat 10:00–20:00; Sun 10:00–17:00
Address: Krymsky Val, 10, Moscow
Nearest metro: Oktyabrskaya, Park of Culture.