Night at the Museum in the “Burganov House” May 20, 2017

We invite all Muscovites and guests of the capital to spend an unforgettable day in the Burganov House! On the Day of Historical and Cultural Heritage and Night at the Museum – May 20, 2017 – the museum is open from 11.00 to 24.00. Visiting the museum and participating in all events is free. Please note that the number of participants in some events is limited.

We have prepared for you various activities – new excursions, master-classes, musical and special performances.


Program of events:


1.Festival “First Steps”. Performance of amateur children’s puppet theaters of Moscow and the Moscow region.


Time: 13.00 – 15.30


The festival of amateur children’s puppet theaters of Moscow and the Moscow region will introduce children and their parents to the most interesting productions over the past year.


  1. Presentation of the book by O. Washington “Horace”.


Time: 16.00 – 17.00.


Austin Washington, writer, historian, American public figure, a descendant of the US President, Washington, and Maria Burganova, honored artist of Russia, academician will present a new book for children and adults.



  1. Walking tour “Burganov House Museum and surroundings”


(From the cycle: Museum in an urban environment). New excursion program !!!

Route: museum – Sivtsev Vrazhek – Bolshoy Afanasyevsky lane.


Time: 18.00 – 18.50.


The number of participants is limited.


The “Burganov House” Museum is located in one of the oldest districts of our capital. The image of the district is created not only by the buildings located here, but also by city monuments, public gardens, museums. The participants of the city excursion “The Burganov House Museum and surroundings” will hear the story of the guide about the history of the place where the museum is now located, get acquainted with the city monuments made by the People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Burganov and installed in the vicinity of the museum: Bolshoy Afanasyevsky Lane, Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane.




  1. Excursion “Dialogs Through Time” (from the cycle: The Living Museum).

New excursion program !!

Time: 18.00 – 18.40.


The number of participants is limited.

The tour “Dialogs Through Time” will reveal some secrets of the artist’s with the world-famous name, Alexander Burganov’s work. The most frequently asked question on excursions in the museum is why did the artist do this or that work and what does it mean? Only in the Night at the Museum – 2017 you will be able to find out what events and meetings with world cultural figures were the impetus to creation of sculptural compositions “War and Peace”, “Spring”, “Gesture” and others; You can learn the history of the creation of the “Burganov House” museum. The excursion is held within the framework of the “Living Museum” cycle.



5.Master-class “Create a surrealistic portrait”.

Time: 17.00 – 18.00.

The number of participants is limited.


A game with sculpture for children and adults. In the process of the game you will create your own surrealistic portrait from different sculptural elements, you can feel like the like-minded people of Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Alexander Burganov. In the process of the game, the guide will acquaint all participants with the peculiarities of the surrealistic portrait, tell how it differs from the classical works. The peculiarity of the game is that it will be surrounded by the works of an outstanding artist Alexander Burganov, performed in the traditions of Russian surrealism. There are no age restrictions. With the created composition, you can take part in the contest “The World of the Museum”




  1. Opening of an international exhibition “Abstraction. Limits of ownership.”

Time: 19.00-21.30.


Musical and plastic accompaniment: Mark Prutskov, Andrei Andrianov, Alexei Sysoev.


19.00 Mark Prutskov – Katerina Filatova “Reflection of the depth”. Air performance.

19.15 Alexey Tenikov, part one. “Pulse modulation”. Audio program using digital and analog musical instruments.

19.30 Andrey Andrianov “Bodyhyeroglyph” Dance performance

20.00 Alexey Sysoev «Wallpapers_electro» Solo improvisation and experimental music program.


20.30 Round table “Abstract art as a means of cross-cultural interaction”

21.00 Alexey Tenikov, part two. “Information capacity”. Audio program using digital and analog musical instruments.


  1. Photo contest “The World of the Museum.” Winner’s reward ceremony.

Time: 19.00 – 19.30.


Within two months, the “Burganov House” Museum held a competition of photographs on the theme “Create a Surreal Portrait”. The competition started in the days of the Moscow Cultural Forum – 2017 in the Manege. Everyone could try at creating an unusual surrealistic portrait while visiting the museum stand at the Forum and visiting the museum itself. We thank all those who took part in the competition and invite everyone to the award ceremony of the winners. The winners were chosen by Alexander Burganov and they will receive gifts.



  1. A sightseeing tour “Night at the Museum” (with flashlights).

Timing: 21.00 – 21.45.

The number of participants is limited.

Please bring flashlights !!


During the sightseeing tour visitors will get acquainted with the main stages of the work of the outstanding Russian sculptor, People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Burganov. In the halls of the main exposition and in the open air, where the works of the Master are exhibited, the guide will tell about the peculiarities of the Russian surrealistic school,  one of the brightest representatives of which is A. Burganov. The tour will be held with using flashlights, which will allow you to see the sculptural compositions and the museum itself in unusual angles.



  1. Fire show “Fire Dogs” (with the participation of actress Elena Morozova).

Time: 21.50 – 22.10.

Fire-show “Fire Dogs”, accompanied by plastic dance, will be a bright conclusion to the Night of Museums – 2017 and a gift to all the visitors of the Museum of Surrealism – the “Burganov House” Museum.


In the Night of Museums – 2017, permanent exhibitions “Alexander Burganov’s Magic Realism”, “Wooden Sculpture”, “People-Legends”, exhibitions “Whisper of Grass”, “Teacher and Students”, “Abstraction. All sides of the world “and others will be open for the visitors.

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