Uzbekistan: Museum Celebration Proceeds Under Veil of Gloom

Students gather outside the Nukus State Musical Theater ahead of a gala to celebrate the centenary of Karakalpakstan State Art Museum founder Igor Savitsky. (Photo: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska)

It felt like an omen. As people filed out of the state musical theater in Nukus, Uzbekistan, after celebrations to mark the centenary of the late founder of the city’s remarkable avant-garde art museum, rain began to fall.
 

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Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist who covers arts and culture in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: Museum Celebration Proceeds Under Veil of Gloom

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