Our mission is to set the cultural bar, to be the “gold standard” for the urban art culture. Collection museum, founded in 1897, has more than 35,000 artifacts from the late XVI and the beginning of the XXI century. Pride of the museum and the region – the works of masters of Russian art – Ivan Aivazovsky, K. P. Bryullov, I. E. Repin, V. I. Surikov, I. I. Shishkin, A. I. Kuindzhi, I. I. Levitan, V. A. Serov, K. A. Korovin, K. A. Malevich, O. V. Rozanov.
Central Exhibition Hall of the museum – “Marble Hall.” The most respectable in the region exhibition space (292 square meters). There were exhibitions of Goya, Chagall and Dali to Andy Warhol. Branch of the museum – a historical museum complex in the village Shiryaevo, which opened the house-museum of Ilya Repin, which recreates the life of a typical peasant Volga region manor of the XIX century.
It is here Repin created one of his most famous paintings – “Volga Boatmen”. Also, the complex includes a house of the poet A. Shiryaevtsa (Abramov), which presents folk art XIX and XX centuries. Shirayevskaya branch, located in a picturesque corner of the tourist Zhiguli Mountains, is a permanent platform for a variety of cultural events, from folk festivals to projects Shiryaevo Biennale. From December 2012 on our website has one of the best in Russia interactive virtual tours of the museum. Now you can see not only all the main museum interiors and exposure, but also to see the exhibits with information about them.
The museum has maintained close ties with domestic and foreign museums, cultural centers and art collectors. Enjoyed great success in Samara Museum of joint projects with the Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum. Pushkin, Historic Museum, the Museum of History of Moscow, Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, USA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Museum Reserve “The Moscow Kremlin” Moscow House of Photography, State Museum of AS Pushkin, etc.
All our exhibitions attract attention of Samara cultural public and tourists. We see the museum as a cultural point of attraction of the urban community. It is a space in which people come to chat, share new ideas, to feel solidarity with each other. It is a platform for the communication of ideas. To summarize: the museum is an open and dynamic space consumption not only cultural, but also of cultural production.