The Russian Museum in Malaga (Colección del Museo Ruso), located in a historical converted tobacco factory boasts 2,300m2 space of stunning classical art. With 100 pieces dating from the 15th to 20th centuries, this collection covers every period of the history of Russian art. Opened in early 2015, it is the latest of Malaga's impressive selection of museums, it the Automobile Museum is also located in the Tabacalera building which is one km west of the city center. Received 48 thousand visitors in the first three months.
Make your own way to Colección del Museo Ruso, located in Edificio de Tabacalera, between the hours of 9:30am and 8pm. Between one and three hours is recommended inside the gallery.
Works chosen for the first year range from icons inspired by the Byzantine tradition to the socialist realism of the Soviet era: an impressive range of pieces from the smallest up to monumental pieces.These works represent the rich Russian artistic legacy over the past few centuries, with worldwide and well-known names of the Russian and Soviet art, such as Repin, Kandinsky, Tatlin, Rodchenko and Chagall.
You can enjoy guided tours, film screenings, and concerts themed around the great wealth of Russian art: from the orthodox devotion of icons with a gold background, to the middle-class tradition of portrait and landscape, to the great upheavals of the cubist, cubist-futuristic and constructivist avant-gardes, and the 20th-century message of socialist realism.
The museum's permanent exhibition is divided into nine thematic areas: old Russian art, the 18th century, romanticism in Russia, realism, realism with Russian themes, the movement of "World of Art" and neoprimitivism, the avant-garde, Socialist Realism and art after the death of Stalin.