Muzeon Park of Arts is one of the places in Moscow you fall in love with once and for all. It happily combines the Soviet past and the latest novelties of Moscow life. Muzeon borders on Gorky Park : they are joined by an embankment. It is the only park within the Garden Ring.
The idea of creating a “park of arts” in this place was put forward by Soviet minister of Culture Ekaterina Furtseva. The project was launched in 1970 with the construction of the Central House of Artists and the construction of a new building of the Tretyakov Gallery (to architects N. Sukoyan and Y. Sheverdyayev’s design). In its modern layout the Muzeon Park of Arts was developed in the early 1990s. After the collapse of the USSR numerous monuments of the Soviet epoch were dismantled. There was no call for them anymore, which prompted the creation of an open-air museum of Soviet culture. A vast territory of the square garden by the Central House of Artists on Krymsky Val was a perfect choice for that purpose.