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Karakalpakstan Museum of Art

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A fabulous collection of Russian art

Many visitors think that this museum is the high point of their Uzbekistan experience and I can see... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2018
Amazing collection and Excellent guide

This museum founded by Igor Savitsky is a gem, and full of amazing art. It is not well known, and... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
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K Rzayev Street, Nukus, Uzbekistan
+998 61 222 25 56
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

Many visitors think that this museum is the high point of their Uzbekistan experience and I can see why they say this. I recommend having a guide in order to better understand the collector, Savitsky, and what he was able to collect and how the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

This museum founded by Igor Savitsky is a gem, and full of amazing art. It is not well known, and in a very remote corner of Uzbekistan. However, if you are able to get to Nukus, do not miss this collection of "degenerate" art, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

A truly amazing collection of Russian avant-garde art is the highlight of this museum in the somewhat remote city of Nukus, in Uzbekistan. Igor Savitsky collected these works, mostly when the artists who had painted them had been denounced and were being persecuted by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Well worth the trip to Nukus to see many of the Russian avant- garde artists of the 20th century as well as an excellent representation of the history of the region through archaeological exhibits and historic objects and textiles.There is a hevy charge for photgraphy.Just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank riclaw
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A museum located in a particularly non-central city in Uzbekistan (more specifically the Republic of Karakalpakstan) contains thousands of exhibits mostly in the field of painting but also archaeological, anthropological and ethnic exhibits. The display covers two buildings and you can buy an entry ticket...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gad N
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This museum has a large collection of art, mostly from the Russian period. Few of the artists are familiar to a westerner but many are most interesting. There is a large fee for cameras which we refused.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We're by no means art experts - just travellers and while passing through Nukus the art museum was highly reccomended by guidebooks and the like so thought we;d give it a go. Having travelled Eastern europe a lot and being old enough to recall the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This was a great museum and you should start at the top floor and work your way down. It is full of art and ancient artifacts. There is a nice museum shop on the bottom floor

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Fantastic collection of Sovjet not-social realistic paintings. All walls are full with paintings that escaper the Stalinistic demand to be in Sovjet social realistic style.And also the archaeologic history of Karakalpakstan.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Amstelman
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a must visit collection of the largest conteusoviet art collection in the world. Let down by grumpy staff chasing you for more money to take photos of some of the pieces, just charge more at the entrance, spoils an excellent facility.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ellen M
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Response from seascape100 | Reviewed this property |
Most of Uzbekistan was cash only so I would not count on the museum accepting credit cards.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Khurmatulla | Reviewed this property |
Too long distance. About 1200 km. You cannot take car for rent here in Uzbekistan. You can just buy taxi services. Better to fly by plane
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