Museum of Vera Mukhina

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Museum of Vera Mukhina
Muzei Muhinoy, Feodosia.jpg
Museum of Sculptor Мukhina V.I.
Established April 12, 1985[1]
Location 1 Fed’ko St., Feodosiya, Crimea, Russia
Coordinates 45°02′28″N 35°22′41″E / 45.04106°N 35.37792°E / 45.04106; 35.37792
Type Historical and Art museum

The Museum of Vera Mukhina is a historical and art museum in Feodosiya, Crimea, dedicated to the childhood, youth and artwork of sculptor Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina.

History[edit]

The folk museum of sculptor Vera Mukhina, or the Museum complex "The Child's seascape painter Gallery, Museum of sculptor V. Mukhina" was established in a house of Mukhin's family. A wall of the Mukhin's old house was successfully included in the main facade of the museum building. A local administration made a decision to not completely destroy Mukhin's former house when a new block of houses was constructed at the end of 20th century. So, the original wall now decorates a modern museum. A memorial room of V. Mukhina and a part of her creative workshop were recreated with period furniture and instruments.[2]

Exposition[edit]

The main part of the museum displays exhibits from the first half of the 20th century. Original works and copies are part of the museum's collection. The exposition gives an opportunity to trace the influences of the political and cultural life of the USSR on the sculptor and her work.

Sculptures[edit]

The pride of the museum is a layout of the sculptural composition Worker and Kolkhoz Woman which was presented at the Paris Exhibition of 1937.[3] This composition the crown of the Soviet Pavilion at the exhibition.

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Zotov А., Mukhina Vera Ignatiyevna: People’s Artist of USSR. — М.-L.: Iskusstvo, 1944. — 16, [6] h. — (Маssovaiya biblioteka). — 15 000 cop. (cover) (Russian)
  • Voronov N. V., Mukhina Vera: (Мonograph). — М.: Obrazotvorcheskoe isskustvo, 1989. — 336 p. — 18 500 cop. — ISBN 5-85200-078-7 (supercover) (Russian)

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