Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the launch of the season of architecture walking tours. Running from June to September 2019, these tours will introduce visitors to the history of Gorky Park and offer a chance to explore its architectural landmarks.
Experienced guides will reveal the secrets of Gorky Park pavilions, some of which date back to the 1920s and 1930s. These include the Mechanization Pavilion—the only surviving building of the 1923 National Exhibition of Agriculture and Crafts designed by Ivan Zholtovsky—and the building of the first Russian cinema for sound films, currently occupied by Garage’s office and Gorky Park administration.
The park’s history has been inseparable from the evolution of engineering, driven by the ambition to make it the center of Moscow’s cultural life. The tour, which takes the visitors from the avant-garde Mechanization Pavilion through the Stalinist architecture of the park’s main entrance and to the modernist building which is now home to Garage, is an exciting outdoor adventure for those who would like to learn more about the city. Visitors will see the park from an engineer’s point of view and learn to understand the planning and ambitions behind its architecture.