On Saturday evening (May 19) over 200 museums and galleries in Moscow will keep their doors open well past the scheduled closing hours. Held for the 12th time, Moscow’s Night in the Museum annual citywide festival is expected to be the hit of spring season. Here are five not-to-miss events of the night we picked for you.
New Tretyakov Gallery
New Tretyakov Gallery will present a special project “Night in the Naughts” that is linked to the current exhibition, “Art of the 2000s.” Some of the other exhibitions will also be open for free that evening, such as “New Young Artists at the New Tretyakov Gallery” and “Igor Shelkovsky. City of Roads”, as well as the fabulous permanent collection. On Saturday night, the gallery will open its second entrance from the embankment and introduce new public art by street artist PokrasLampas, dedicated to the works of Vasily Vereshchagin, whose blockbuster exhibition is currently on (although closed during the night). The program starts at 6 p.m., and from 8 p.m. there will be a DJ set by popular musicians Deep Fried Friends in the courtyard.
10 Krymsky Val. Metro Oktyabrskaya. +7 (495) 957 0727. www.tretyakovgallery.ru