18 Jun 2015
Garage Museum opens in Moscow's Gorky Park
The new permanent home of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has opened at Gorky Park in Moscow. Installed in a major renovation of a historic restaurant by Rem Koolhaas' architectural firm OMA, the Garage is a private museum of contemporary art.
The Garage, a private museum of contemporary art founded by Roman Abramovich’s wife Dasha Zhukova, has now acquired a permanent home at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation this year, in the restored premise of the once-popular Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant. The building stood derelict for two decades before Roman Abramovich bought the ruins of this Soviet eatery in 2013. Its renovation, undertaken by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, a leading international architectural firm practising architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis, cost $27 million.
Garage is celebrating the building's completion with a range of exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, and events. Among the opening shows are:
Read a review of the Garage Museum "a new hipster hangout" in The Guardian
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