Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Gets a Makeover

Moscow’s acclaimed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is getting a new home in the Russian capital this summer. Architect Rem Koolhaas and avid art collector Dasha Zhukova are transforming the dilapidated structure that once housed Vremena Goda, a dining hotspot in the ’60s.

Garage Museum in Gorky Park, Education platform Image courtesy of OMA.
Garage Museum in Gorky Park, Education platform. Image courtesy of OMA.

The prefab concrete building has been abandoned for more than 20 years, so some areas are being razed and rebuilt. Other elements will remain intact: graffiti on the interior brick, for example, will be preserved in a bid to break the sterile atmosphere that is often associated with a typical gallery space.

The new museum opens June 12. For more information, visit their website here.