The National Centre for Contemporary Arts is located in the former warehouse commissioned by Emperor Nicholas I to be attached right to the Kremlin wall. Today, the Arsenal appears to be quite a young and very charismatic platform for the Russian and international projects and events associated with contemporary art, music, cinema, and theatre. Apart from being an art gallery, the Arsenal hosts a shop, a café, a lecture hall, and a movie and concert hall. The building has two entrances that are not linked, so do not hesitate to use both to make sure you will not miss anything.
Be sure to see
The Arsenal premises total 7000 m2. It is an exquisite exemplar of restoration performed with due regard to both history and contemporaneity. The Arsenal project was awarded dozens of architecture prizes and deserves a closer look. The multimedia library is another attraction offering the Genius Loci exposition where you will have a chance to learn more about the history of the Arsenal building, as well as the entire territory of the Kremlin from Evdokiya, a Nizhny Novgorod female resident of the 15th century.
Who can I meet
creative minds seeking inspiration.