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Saint Petersburg Museum of Avant-Gardism

The museum of avant-gardism is one of the eight branches of the museum of history of Saint Petersburg. It is hosted in a wooden house form the end of the 19th century. Between 1912 and 1923 painter Mikhail Matyushin (1861-1964) lived in that house with his wife. He is considered as the founder of the Saint Petersburg's avant-garde movement. The house is usually known as ”Matyushin House”. The collections of the museum are dedicated to the diversity of avant-garde art in the city between 1910 and 1930. Paintings, drawings, pictures, books are among the many displayed items. A room in the house is especially dedicated to Elena Guro (1877-1913). She was a poetess, novelist and artist and died of leukemia.
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