During Cat’s silk road travels a couple of years ago, she spent six weeks in Uzbekistan, and has since remained highly interested in the area. One of the cultural highlights of the region is the Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art, which is home to the Savitsky Collection, and hosts the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant garde art. It is also home to one of the largest collections of archaeological objects and folk, applied and contemporary art originating from Central Asia. The museum is in fact claimed to be the fourth splendour of Uzbekistan, and is certainly worth checking out if you intend to pass through the area.
After her initial trip there, Cat continues to receive updates from the museum, and is keen to share some of their highlights with you. for one, the museum has recently opened up a new exhibition entitled “Artist and Theatre”. This brings together nearly 100 artworks by Russian and Uzbek artists from the Savitsky Collection, focusing on the works of the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition includes such renowned artists as Mikhail Kurzin, Elena Korovay, Victor Ufimtsev, M. Sokolov, A. Sardan, Vasily Shukhaev and Ural Tansykbaev.