Nukus Museum of Art, Nukus

Discover the hidden treasure of Nukus Museum of Art, guarding an extensive and intriguing art collection in this tucked-away town. The museum was established in 1966 by Igor Savitsky, a Russian art collector and painter. He moved to the small town of Nukus and dedicated the rest of his life to amassing an exquisite collection of both traditional Karakalpak art pieces and avant-garde Russian art, banned in the Soviet Union at the time. Admire a plethora of relics, coins, carpets, and jewelry collected by Savitsky during his time in Nukus, and view the iconic "forbidden art"--a display of thousands of 20th-century Russian paintings. Add Nukus Museum of Art to your Nukus travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nukus day trip planning tool.
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  • This was my third visit to Nukus, and finally found time to visit the Savitsky Museum. As is the case with much in Nukus, this is a very understated place, but is absolutely huge, and really reflects....  more »
  • Guide books having advised that there is nothing else in the town of Nukus to stay for, I decided to do this museum (commonly known as the Igor V Savitsky museum) as a day trip from Khiva. Now that...  more »
  • Definitely recommend to visit. You never leave the museum before you spend at least 3 hours. Also recommend you to hire a local guide (from the museum) so that you can get more information you never though about.
  • Yep, 5 stars. A bit pricey but worth it. Do it!!! And I am not a museum person....that says a lot

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