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Moscow on Sunday: Free Museums and a Special Birthday Celebration

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Free Sunday

This Sunday, November 15, happens to be the third Sunday in the month, which is great news for museum lovers on a budget. Dozens of the city's museums will be open free of charge, including such favorites as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the New Manege and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Borodino Battle Museum, the Darwin Museum, both the Ilya Glazunov and Alexander Shilov museums, as well as the Kuskovo and Tsaritsyno Estate Museums and the newly opened Gulag Museum.

For lovers of literature, this means free admission to the Marina Tsetaeva Museum, the two Mikhail Bulgakov Museums, the Ivan Turgenev and Sergei Yesenin house-museums.

You can find a full listing in Russian here.

Birthday Party at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is celebrating its birthday this Sunday with a full-day of free entry, excursions and events for bother children and adults. The kids' program includes art classes, tours to see the museum's secrets, computer games, contests, and of course birthday cake and tea.

The excursions for adults range from a tour of the museum's famous building, the constructivist Bakhmetyevsky Garage, to a helpful discussion of the museum's current special exhibition of works by Anush Kapoor, My Red Homeland. The last excursion of the evening will be on artist Marc Chagall and His 20th Century.

Check out the site for details. 11 Ulitsa Obraztsova, Bldg. 1A. Metro Savyolovskaya. +7 (495) 645 0550. Open Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

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