A branch of Saint Petersburg Russian Museum will open in the old tobacco factory Tabacalera in Malaga. Malaga City Council has signed a ten-year contract with the famous Russian art gallery to open in the first quarter of 2015.
The State Russian Museum holds the largest Russian art collection in St. Petersburg, which now gets its first branch abroad. It will be yet another feather in the cap of Málaga as a city of art. It is already clear that the French Pompidou open a branch in the port.
Besides the already existing museums, such as Thyssen, Picasso and CAC Málaga get additional two prestigious international galleries. In addition to the Pompidou, the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg covering 119 years of history of Russian art, to Malaga.
The Russian branch of Málaga is 2,300 square feet. In Malaga’s old tobacco factory is even a car museum.
The Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg has half a million works of art in their collection. Around a hundred artworks in addition to temporary exhibitions of 50 to 60 works of art will be displayed in Malaga, property Marbella.
Some of the artists are Alexei Venetsianov, Karl Brullow, Alexander Ivanov, Vasily
Tropinin, Isaac Levitan, Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev, Ilya Repin, Zinaida Serebriakova, Natalia Goncharova, Olga Rozanova, Alexandra Exter, Lyubov Popova, Alexander Rodchenko, Kandinsky, Chagalla, Tatlin, Pavel Filonov, Kazimir
Malevich and Alexander Deineka.
The State Russian Museum (formerly His Imperial Majesty Alexander III’s Russian Museum) holds the largest Russian art collection in St. Petersburg.