Art lovers often scoff at socialist realism—the officially approved art of the Soviet Union—shrugging it off as propaganda. But this relatively new museum, based on a vast private collection, showcases the diversity and often surprising humor and humaneness of socialist realist art.
Opened in 2011, the Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) houses a trove of Soviet artistic treasures. The museum is said to hold the best collection of socialist realist art from the 20th century. Read More via AtlasObscura.