The Day of Moscow historical and cultural heritage

The Days of Moscow historical and cultural heritage have been celebrated in the capital since 2000. The festival has been held since 2001.
From April 18 to May 31, the Days of historical and cultural heritage, timed to coincide with the International Day for the protection of monuments and sites and the International Museum Day, will be held in Moscow for the twenty-fourth time. For six weeks, the city will host a series of events to mark the days of historical and cultural heritage. The list of events that take place during this time is very diverse. Muscovites and guests of the capital will be given the opportunity to visit architectural monuments, historical estates, famous houses and palaces, see theatrical performances, concerts and street performances, attend lectures and conferences dealing with the topic of cultural diversity and preservation of cultural heritage, participate in poetry evenings and demo lessons, quests and master classes free of charge.
For detailed information and schedule of the events, visit https://um.mos.ru/excursions/.

Museum Collection presents a new exhibition project "In Dialogue with Chaco". The exposition is dedicated to the work of excitingly original sculptor of the 20th century – Stepan Erzia (Nefyodov). The artisan spent 23 years in Argentina, where, while travelling through the thousand-year-old forests of the Chaco province, he discovered subtropical woods that no sculptor had worked with before: quebracho, algarrobo and urunday. The innovative materials, more reminiscent of gemstones, made his name immortal. Sergey Konenkov, a contemporary and colleague of Erzia, called the forest "a huge temple with columns and vaults, with demons and saints living there, with spirits and ghosts of all sorts, looking down on man and striving to communicate with him".
Our new thematic exhibition explores how Erzia responded to this "urge to communicate". The dialog with the forests of the Chaco province, which had lasted for almost a quarter of a century, turned out to be one of the most important dialogues of his life.
The exhibition brings together 12 enchanting works by Erzia – originals and casts of sculptures from the Argentine period. 
The exhibition runs through June 6, 2024.

You can sign up for an excursion through the exhibition "In Dialogue with Chaco" on the museum website in the "Contact Information" section.

Last week, as a part of the events dedicated to the thematic exhibition "In Dialogue with Chaco", a video conference "Stepan Erzya. In Search of the perfect material" was held.
Link to the broadcast

The museum Collection partner, Stepan Erzia International Art Foundation, introduces Moscovites and guests of the capital to its collection, which is the result of a great work on searching and preserving the creative heritage of S. Erzia, which is stored in different cities and countries, where the great sculptor lived and worked – in museum and private collections in Italy, Argentina and Uruguay.

The exhibition is open until January 1, 2025.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the Stepan Erzia International Art Foundation