The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy reopens its doors
Starting from October 1, 2019, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy reopens its exhibition featuring approximately 200 artworks created by artists from all over the globe.
The Museum displays unique examples of Slavonic, European, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese writing, national and international calligraphy art books, rare handwritten pubications, and writing tools of the past and the current eras.
Many exhibits are true masterpieces, including the Guinness record holder, Avraham Borshevsky's giant Tzar-Mezuzah. Borshevsky is a renowned Hebrew artist and expert in sacred and creative calligraphy, his parchment artworks are stored in museums and private collections in 30 countries.
One more exhibit that sparks great interest is the Handwritten Constitution of the Russian Federation produced with contributions from the National Union of Calligraphers.
A recent addition to the collection is a handmade book “Hafez Shirazi's. The Forty Poems.” This is the third book donated to the Museum by Petr Suspitsyn, founder of the “Rare Books from Saint-Petersburg” publishing house, which previously donated two more books – “Ten Commandments. Deuteronomy 5:6-21” and “Thirty Six Stratagems. The Ancient Chinese Essay” – to celebrate the opening, and later the 10th anniversary of the Museum. All three books are the top level works of art.
The exhibition of the Museum is a good fit for all ages, and it also offers essential assets to the students of relevant institutions, who study artistic techniques and calligraphy handwritings, and aim to improve their general understanding of the fine arts.
Museum opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Ticket office closes at 6:00 PM daily from Tuesday to Sunday
The Museum does not admit on Mondays and official bank holidays
Entry ticket price is 200 RUB.
The Museum admits the following categories for free:
- Disabled individuals;
- World War II veterans and disabled individuals, war veterans;
- Children under 7 y.o.
- One group chaperone subject to a tour request.