The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art


The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation supports the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art as a patron of the following programmes:

Garage’s Educational and Public Programmes currently comprise the largest pedagogical initiative of a cultural institution in Russia. Daily activities are the gallery’s major priority and take place throughout the exhibition halls, the café, and in the Garage Educational Centre, which accommodates simultaneous programmes, ranging from classes and workshops for children and families, to concerts, lectures, international conferences, performances, and screenings.

Garage Training supports the development of knowledge and expertise in forthcoming generations of art lovers in Russia. The programme aims to provide young people with opportunities to learn new skills, gain hands-on work experience, and delve deeper into the thinking that occurs behind-the-scenes in a cultural institution. Training programmes focus on curating, museum administration, and gallery mediation.

Garage Field Research is a unique think tank and cross-disciplinary platform with an emphasis on primary research. Generated by the interests of artists, curators, and writers working around the world, the programme is the first to give new perspectives on overlooked or little-known events, philosophies, places, or people relating to Russian culture. Each body of accumulated research contributes to the development of a new artwork, film, exhibition, archive, database, lecture, or publication.

The Garage Archive Collection is central to the activities of the Museum. It is the hub through which the institution is developing and sharing knowledge of Russian art as well as a platform for international research projects, including conferences, exhibitions, seminars, and publications. The Collection consists of an extensive holding of documentary materials relating to contemporary art in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities in Russia. As the first public resource of its kind in the country, the Collection records artists’ practices from the mid-1940s through to the present.

The Garage Library constitutes the largest specialised library in the country dedicated to the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Located in the Garage Educational Center, its collection currently comprises around 15,000 items, including monographs by leading art scholars, catalogues of group exhibitions and museum collections, books on artists, journals on contemporary art and architecture, and publications on the theory of culture, as well as rare antiquarian Russian editions.

Photos: © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art