The Museum of Art and Literature in Marina and Anastasii Tsvietáieva

If you ever want to leave the modern apartment in the city and immerse yourself in the unhurried atmosphere of an early 20th century provincial house, then the most appropriate route leads to the city of Alexandrov at the Marina and Anastasii Tsvietáieva Literary Museum.

Here, between 1915 and 1917, Marina Tsvetaeva often stayed with her younger sister Anastasia. The museum exhibitions are located in the two standing ones in the wooden house quarter. These are houses of Lebedev of Tsvetaeva and the dedicated work of famous Russian poets and writers in exile from the Soviet era. The museum has a small branch in the village of Lizunovo dedicated to the work of the writer A. Infant Musatov.

The exhibition at Tsvetaeva House is imbued with a poetic atmosphere of the Silver Age, and is based on metaphor, so it is now considered a museum-metaphore.

History Pages

Upon arrival at the “Alexander Summer”, where Tsvetaeva wrote her second book of prose “smoke, smoke, smoke”. During this period, the poet frequented visits to other writers: Osip Mandelstam, S. Parnok.

In 1982, the halter for the censorship of Soviet writers began to decline, and in Aleksandrov the Tsvetaeva poetry festival was built. In this wave of freedom of expression in June 1991, the Foundation of the Tsvetaeva Marine Community initiated the opening of the first museum dedicated to it, and then it was given to the city.

Exhibitions and events

The permanent exhibition, located in about 6 rooms, is a fascinating selection of materials and designs. With a stylized look at the wall paintings, historical photographs, antique furniture and windows with eloquent costumes to convey the feeling of the pre-revolutionary Russian era.

The funds were provided by more than 35 thousand people. The pieces were collected in only 2 years by charity donations coming from marathons, concerts and shows.

You can take a personal tour, every visitor is an important person in this place, learn and see the majesty of its exhibitions is worth it, because like every museum in Russia, you live a part of history, fragments of the past that can be seen in a more modern present and thus have an idea of how every event achieved in the past is what results in what exists today.