Museums

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Art, in 2015 transformed into a museum in the new building by Rem Koolhaas at the iconic Gorky Park.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history.

Through an extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing, the institution reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas in Moscow. At the center of all these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the first archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through the present.

Garage Exhibitions spark engagement with art and culture while exploring issues of local and global relevance; Garage Education draws audiences of all ages through pioneering programs for both families and professionals; Garage Publishing makes major cultural texts available in Russian for the first time and innovates new publications related to Garage Archive, Exhibitions, and other activities; Garage Field Research invites practitioners to develop fresh perspectives on Russian art and culture; Garage Grants program supports young Russian artists and spearheads a range of activities that incorporate Russian artists into the global art community — all of which contribute to the Museum’s role as a multifaceted hub for arts and culture.

Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova, Garage is the first philanthropic organization in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art and culture. Open seven days a week, it was initially housed in the renowned Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage in Moscow, designed by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov. In 2012 Garage relocated to a temporary pavilion in Gorky Park, specifically commissioned from award-winning architect Shigeru Ban. A year later, a purpose-built Education Center was opened next to the Pavilion. In June 2015, Garage moved to its first permanent home—a groundbreaking preservation project by Rem Koolhaas—that transforms the famous 1968 Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) Soviet Modernist restaurant in Gorky Park into a contemporary museum.

Garage is a non-profit project of The IRIS Foundation.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

T: +7 495 645 0520
M: welcome@garagemca.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
9/32 Krymsky Val st.

ESTABLISHED
2015
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Art Experiment. 32 Questions by John Cage
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art‘s annual Аrt Experiment is an interactive project that puts...
22 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Exhibitions
Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first comprehensive survey of Louise Bourgeois‘...
25 Sep 2015 - 07 Feb 2015
Exhibitions
Köken Ergun: Young Turks
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art hosts Köken Ergun’s first solo exhibition in Russia: a new project...
30 Jan 2016 - 26 Mar 2016
Exhibitions
Urs Fischer: Small Axe
To celebrate the first anniversary of Garage’s move into its permanent home, Urs Fischer has developed...
10 Jun 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
Exhibitions
Anri Sala: The Last Resort
Artist Anri Sala presents a site-specific installation of sound and sculpture entitled The Last Resort,...
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jan 2019