This museum of Russian art and contemporary art is situated in the Merchant Pryanichnikov’s House, one of the most remarkable buildings in the merchant town of Krapivna. It has an exhibition of the Russian art of the 19th and 20th centuries. You can find canvases by famous Russian artists Shishkin, Savrasov, Aivazovsky, Levitan and others in its rooms. The contemporary art hall displays the works of the famous painter Konchalovsky as well as Rozhdestvensky and Osmerkin, his fellow artists from the Knave of Diamonds group. The works of the famous Tula artist Porfiry Krylov are also featured there. You can also find the paintings by various artists depicting Yasnaya Polyana motifs.
The Museum presents other art objects too like furniture, porcelain, and glass art that complement the museum’s environment. All showpieces come from the collection of the Tula Museum of Fine Arts.
The Merchant Pryanichnikov’s House is a historical building, the theme of how a small Russian town’s merchant life used to be marks the entire exhibition. The mezzanine recreates a merchant living room — a place to receive guests and have a nice time among the nearest and dearest. The Pryanichnikov’s’ old photographs and documents can also be found here.