Arkhyp Kuindzhi Art Museum in Mariupol was destroyed by the Russian invaders
Russian troops destroyed the Mariupol Art Museum named after Arkhyp Kuindzhi on Monday, March 21, with a direct hit of an air bomb. The museum took up 300 square meters on two floors of the “Hiatsyntov estate,” a 1902 building. The exposition featured nearly 2,000 exhibits, including works of art, decorative and applied arts, graphics, and sculpture. Half of the exhibition halls featured items related to life and work of Arkhyp Kuindzhi, the famous landscape artist born in Mariupol. Photographs, documents, and personal belongings of the artist, including the 200-year-old font in which Kuindzhi was baptized, were among them.