Galleries and exhibition venues

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On display at Sochi’s Art Museum is a collection of 19th- and 20th-century Russian paintings and graphic art: landscapes and seascapes by Ivan Shishkin and Ivan Aivazovsky, still-lifes by Pyotr Konchalovsky and Ilya Mashkov, drawings by Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev and Aleksander Deineka. But the pride of place at the museum belongs to the Mzymta Treasure – a large cache of iron, bronze, silver and gold artefacts of Sarmat and ancient Greek origin, unearthed by the River Mzymta in 1997.
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Yuri Novikov, a living artist, has turned his home in Plastunka, greater Sochi, into an unusual art museum. His comfortable home and garden harmoniously incorporate a painting and ceramic studio and an exhibition space. The host will personally show visitors around, sharing the story of his creative career, his philosophy and outlook on life. The displays are regularly updated, and new painted platters, sculptures and decorated panels are added. The heart of the house and the museum is the six-metre tiled wood-burning stove, one of the largest in the world, crafted after the stove-making tradition of the Russian royal court during the Petrine era. Yuri Novikov built and tiled it himself. Underneath the coat of glaze, the tiles were painted with the paints Novikov had prepared according to his own recipes. Novikov painted scenes from his own life and the life of his family on the tiles of the stove, which he uses in the ordinary way.

Art territory previously specialized in selling presents and souvenirs. It has since been repurposed into a public cultural space, which is regularly used for various exhibits, workshops, lectures and other cultural events. 

Olgiz are two centers, the first is located on the territory of Rose Valley, there is an art salon, and the second art center is in the Mountain Olympic Village on the Rose Plateau. Here you can already visit creative workshops.

The studio is located in the village of Kazachy Brod. You can find a lot of original works of glass artwork here or even see a glassblowing show and master classes for children from 10 years – it’s held daily. Everything you see here you can buy. The studio also does commissioned work.