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Expositions Specially for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Moscow Museums
June 19, 2018 16:34


The museums of Moscow have prepared for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and launched various exhibitions related to football, as well as excursions and bonuses for football fans.
Sports in Art
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has launched special excursions for football fans. Guides will tell the fans not only about sports, and in particular football in art, but also about how physical culture was treated in antiquity, for example.
Another thematic exposition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts - Rodchenko and Stepanova, Football - presents graphic works of art, paintings and photographs by Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. They were among the pioneers of the theme of sports in Soviet art.
They were supported by the socialist realist Alexander Deineka, whose “Goalkeeper” is being displayed at the exhibition “Football and Not Only” at the New Tretyakov Gallery in Krymsky Val." Entrance to the exposition will be free for all comers with Fan IDs.
The Ball is Round and the Field is Level
Pavilion No. 67 at the ENEA is hosting the exhibition The Ball is Round and the Field is Level. Visitors will see pictures from the TASS archive, posters, porcelain miniatures, excerpts from films and cartoons, specially designed photo projects, comics and much more.
Mandrake on the Couch
The Museum of Contemporary Art "Garage" has opened an exhibition of one of the most radical photo artists - Jürgen Teller. "Mandrake on the Couch" is a personal story of one fan - the photographer himself - and his relationship with the victories and defeats of the German national football team. For all above 18.
In continuation of the sports theme, "Garage" has invited the project "Velonight", which develops sports and excursion routes, to conduct a special trip for football and fan sites in Moscow.
Football City
The Moscow Museum has become a real Football City for the whole period of the championship. Three special exhibitions are being held there. Visitors will see pictures by an unknown photographer who captured a football match in the Kremlin almost a hundred years ago, as well sports paintings by contemporary artists, and an interactive street show. On the museum site there will be a football field for tournaments to be held, and there will be a place to watch live broadcasts of matches from.
Besides, the city tour desk of the Moscow Museum in cooperation with the Moscow metro has started excursions around metro and the Moscow Central Circle for football fans. 72 excursions are planned within the program.
The Mascot of the FIFA World Cup
The Darwin Museum has also prepared well for the FWC and opened four exhibitions. One of them is dedicated to the talisman of the FIFA World Cup, wolf Zabivaka. The exposition "Who Invented Football?" tells about the amazing discoveries of scientists who studied the behavior of birds and animals and came to the conclusion that they the game had been invented by them long before a person did. Another exposition presents pictures taken by the finalists of the All-Russian contest "Ball in Play".
The History of "Dynamo" and "Luzhniki"
The Architecture Museum is holding the exhibition "Architecture of the Stadiums", dedicated to the famous sports arenas. The exhibition presents architectural drawings, photographs, miniature models, and much more. Guests will learn how the Moscow Dynamo stadium, the Luzhniki sports complex, the Leningrad Kirov Stadium, the sports arenas in Minsk, Yerevan, and Kiev were designed.

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Author: Vera Ivanova

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