Opening June 12, 2015, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is celebrating the completion of its Rem Koolhaas-designed building in Gorky Park with a range of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and events. These will introduce visitors to the broad range of Garage Programs and showcase the innovative new Museum spaces. A special-edition publication—Garage Gazette—will be produced to provide the context for all activities.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history. Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova, the museum is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art and culture. The organization was initially housed in (and received its name from) the renowned Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage in Moscow, designed by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov. In 2012, Garage relocated to Gorky Park, to a temporary pavilion specifically commissioned from award-winning architect Shigeru Ban. A year later, a purpose-built Education Center was opened next to the Pavilion.