Nukus Museum of Art, Nukus

#1 of 6 in Things to do in Republic of Karakalpakstan
Discover the hidden treasure of Nukus Museum of Art, guarding an extensive and intriguing art collection in this tucked-away town. The museum was established in 1966 by Igor Savitsky, a Russian art collector and painter. He moved to the small town of Nukus and dedicated the rest of his life to amassing an exquisite collection of both traditional Karakalpak art pieces and avant-garde Russian art, banned in the Soviet Union at the time. Admire a plethora of relics, coins, carpets, and jewelry collected by Savitsky during his time in Nukus, and view the iconic "forbidden art"--a display of thousands of 20th-century Russian paintings. Add Nukus Museum of Art to your Nukus travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nukus day trip planning tool .
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  • I think if you are an expert or Soviet art fanatic, you'll rate this place 5 stars. For everyone else, it's a nice collection, if not pretty random. It's stupid how they price the museum as two parts,...  more »
  • You don't have to travel from Khiva if that's your goal because the museum doesn't justify the 3-hour journey on very difficult roads
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