House of Artists

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

House of Artists


in Moscow, an organization of the Moscow Division of the Artists’ Union of the RSFSR. Founded in 1949.

The primary task of the House of Artists is to implement the political enlightenment and cultural advancement of the masses, to hold exhibitions, and to raise the standards of the artists’ professional mastery, as well as to advertise the work of Moscow artists. The House of Artists organizes lectures and the reading of papers on problems of Marxist-Leninist philosophy, aesthetics, and other topics; meetings of artists with scientists and men of letters; and exhibitions of Moscow artists (one-man shows, group shows, and exhibits by all Moscow artists). It also works with viewers at exhibitions. Twenty-five studios are in operation at the House of Artists.

There are Houses of Artists in Yerevan (House of Arts), Kazan, and other cities.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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