One of the main discoveries of the museum are the Anatoly Zverev's illustrations to the literature classics kept in the archives and private collections. In the history of Russian art, there has never been any drawings to the stories by Gogol ("Viy", "Taras Bulba", "The Lost Letter") so expressional, foreseeing innovative discoveries of the cinema of our time.
"Gogoliada is the book consisting of free illustrations. Zverev is absolutely brilliant. Both in the expression of the painful passion and feeling, and in the image of beauty. It seems to me that Zverev took out of his soul the things that concerned, worried, and, maybe, frightened him, and reflected these things on these pages. He conveyed his sensation, like none of the artists who illustrated Gogol."
Igor Zolotussky, Literary Critic
The book became a finalist of a National Book Design Competition "Zhar-ptitsa — 2014"
We recommend travelling to Mayakovskaya metro station. The walk to the AZ Museum will take around five minutes. After leaving the station, turn first to the right into the alley, then moving forward, at the first intersection, turn left to 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street. Walk a few meters. AZ Museum will be on your right.
There are paid parking spaces on either side of 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street or in the nearest alleys. Parking is limited, and on weekends and public holidays, the parking lots may be full.