The building, which is homed to the Presidium and exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of arts, is well known in Moscow as Morozov's detached house. It is based on the main house city estate XVIII – XIX centuries. In the early XIX century it belonged to General A. A. Tuchkov. Then the estate was belonged to count S. P. Potemkin, whose wife, nee P. E. Trubetskaya, was planted by her mother at the wedding of Alexander Pushkin, who was here many times.
In possession of the Morozov family, the manor was passed at the end of the century. In 1889 it was bought by a hereditary honorary citizen of Moscow D. A. Morozov. But since 1899 it has become the property of I. A. Morozov, a prominent businessman and collector. The modern view of the main of the house was in 1871 by the project of P. Campioni.
In 1904 – 1906, architect L. N. Kekushev was partially rebuilt the mansion inside, the taste of the new owner, who wishes to place their collection of paintings. According to available data, in this restructuring was attended by renowned Belgian architect A. van de Velde. Ornate moldings, covered ceilings and walls, was removed. The simplicity and "Museum" stringency prevailed in the interiors. The house evolved into a model for the time Museum. Some staterooms – lit top light White room, the Oak room (former dining room Morozov) has preserved a refined finish and decor of the turn of XIX – XX centuries. The Morozov collection of modern art was one of the unique European art collections, which presented the works of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, Russian artists of the late XIX – nachalo V. The Grand staircase was designed with decorative panels P. Bonnard. For White or concert hall of Maurice Denis completed mural on the theme "History of psyche".
The first world war interrupted the replenishment of the Morozov collection. In 1918 the collection was nationalized. In 1928 merged the Shchukin and Morozov collections in the United State Museum of new Western art in Prechistenka, 21. After the closure of the Museum its collection was transferred to the State Hermitage and the State Museum of fine arts named after A. S. Pushkin. In 1948, the mansion housed the Presidium of the Academy of arts and research Institute of theory and history of fine arts.
Since the 1990-s, White hall style panel on the theme "History of psyche", the national artist of the Russian Federation of Albina Akritas. In ceremonial enfilade of the second floor, one after another, held numerous exhibitions of the leading masters of Russian art – personal, group is dedicated to the works of the dynasties of artists. They reflect contemporary artistic process and the main trends of development of domestic art.
The profile of the permanent exhibition, the key exhibits: An exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of arts (Prechistenka, 21) are among the most famous in Moscow. The basis of exhibition activity – the showing of works of modern Russian artists. There is regular and periodic jubilee exhibition is dedicated to the works of art dynasties, numerous solo, group exhibitions of members of the Russian Academy of arts.
The availability of guides, tour guides (in which languages, the price): on request.
The presence of an audio-guide (in which languages, the cost of rent): no.
Conditions for people with disabilities : there are no conditions.
Age limits: for certain temporary exhibitions.
The price of ticket : Full – 80 roubles, preferential – 40 rubles
Are there for credit cards?: No.
The presence of WI-FI: No.
Charity event: Evening of memory of artists, artistic meetings, musical evenings.
Are there any seminars, lectures, courses, round tables?: In the halls of the Academy are scientific conferences, round tables and seminars devoted to the history of art, topical issues of artistic life, meetings with contemporary masters of fine art, the evening devoted to the works of major Russian painters.
Wed – Sun: 12.00 – 20.00
Ticket box: 12.00 – 19.00
Tuesday: 12.00 – 22.00
Ticket box: 12.00 – 21.00
The last Wednesday of the month is free admission day.
Dear friends, pay your attention, to the fact that the time and days of work of "The Presidium and exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of arts" can change, so before visiting it we recommend you to call +7 (495) 637 – 47 – 71, 637 – 25 – 69.